Balte. 16. Jun 1807
The present will be handed you by Mr. Edward Fell Bond. Mr. B has resided during the last three years at St. Genevieve he Speaks the French & Spanish languages appears Sensible & well informed—he has purchased land in the territory of Orleans where he means to Settle.—he was born in Harford County, of respectable connexions, his politicks republican.—I am (personally) not Sufficiently well acquainted with Mr. Bond to recommend him for the Office of Commissioner for which he has a Wish, nor do I know that there is a Vacancy.—If there should be, he will bring Recommendations from Genl. Wilkinson & Mr. John Montgomery—I present him at his Request—that from a personal knowledg you may the better appreciate his fitness and am Sir, Your friend & Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.