January 28. 1807.
Col. Williams most respectfully Sollicits The President of the United States to permit him to deposit in his hands Six Copies of his thermometrical navigation requesting him to distribute them according to his pleasure among the Persons he may think proper to employ to Survey the Coast.
Col. W would not trouble The President, if he knew of any other way of contributing this mite, towards so usefull & important an undertaking
MHi: Coolidge Collection.