Washington Feb. 13. 07.
Nothing would be wanting to fill up the measure of dissatisfaction with my present situation, but to see my friends adopt a stile of formality & distance towards me. be assured that your communications are always welcome, & the more so when the most frank. I shall make a proper use of that in your letter recieved last night. I will thank you to procure for me a pair of the inkholders of ¾ I. square, & another of those 1. Inch square which you are so kind as to mention as now to be had in Philadelphia, and note their cost, which I will find the means of replacing. I presume Capt Lewis will leave this about the close of the session of Congress. Accept my friendly salutations and assurances of great esteem & respect