Washington U.S. May 11th 1807.
Your letter of March 21st. respecting Volunteer Companies, I recd. by yesterdays mail—you may rely on every exertion in my power to aid the Views of the government in this respect—I assure you with the utmost Confidence, that Such is the patriotism and attachment of the Citizens of this Territory to their government and laws, as to Justify the most Sanguine expectations on this occasion—
Immediate measures will be taken Carry your requisitions into effect.
I am with great Consideration your Obt. & Huml St
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.