Richmond June 22d. 1807
My dear Sir
Accept my sincere thanks for your repeated acts of kindness towards me, & for the offer you make in your favor of the 10th. instant. As secrecy is required, as yet, I can procure no information respecting the comparative Emoluments, & labor & confinement of the two offices: the moment I can, I will thankfully communicate to you the result of my determination. At present however from what I can judge, your Applicants appear too sanguine in their Expectation of the vacancy, as the present Incumbent is better, & expects a Cure by a Voyage he has contemplated for some time past—
Mrs. Page unites with me Sir in presenting our warmest thanks to you for your friendly attention & our sincerest wishes for your health & Happiness.
I am with the highest respect & Esteem dear Sir your obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.