Phila. Novr 16, 1806
The enclosed is a literal copy of a communication made to me—the author I do not know, but the subject appears to me of too much importance not to be put in your possession, as I conceive my duty to my country cannot justify me in withholding from the Magistrate whose duty and evident wishes are to preserve its honor, peace and prosperity. I do not wish for any answer—I only send it as I have Expressed it, from a sense of duty—and shall do so should any further communication be made as is promised
With the utmost respect Your obed Sert
W M Duane
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.