Monticello Aug. 9. 1806.
My memory is so little to be trusted that it would not be in my power, by the aid of that only to give you any very particular information as to the situation of the accounts between the public & your father; nor is there any thing at this place from which I could derive any aid. it is probable that were you to come to Washington after my return to that place, we might by referring you to the offices of the Secretaries of State & of the Treasury, have you furnished with the information you desire. some of the clerks remain still in those offices who were there during your father’s life; but the papers of the offices will especially shew what you desire. I expect to return there early in October, & the Secretaries of State & of the Treasury will be there in the same month. should you think proper to come there after that, any service I can render you shall be done with pleasure. accept my salutations & assurances of respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.