Pise, July, 20, 1807.
I had the honor of writing to you on the departure of the Sculptors, and afterwards, & to give you every necessary information relative to the Statue of Liberty, of which you appeared so desirous to be informed. Either my letters to you, or yours in reply have miscarried, but the truth is, I have not received a line from you since the one in which you requested my services. You will therefore extremely oblige me by your answer, in order that I may have not the appearance, with Mr. Thordwaldsen & others, to have made the enquiry, with the earnestness I did, merely from a vain curiosity.
I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most Obedt. Servant,
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.