Newyork 21st. July 1807
Beloved patriot, among all the unaccountable bustles of time, dont give out, the days your own, your philosophic defence is equal to the Task, we are never more unhappy than when we think or hear of your leaving government. The control of our national affairs, we have no where else to go but unto The, in time of trouble, pray suffer us once more to elect you Head of the nation, where in you preside, four years in addition to your elected period, will bring us to that blessed Era, when the nations of the earth will be at peace, and the presiding chiefs in glory, you, if not the first, never to be eclipsed, conscious of thine own happiness to eternity, is the most fervent feelings of my soul. Affectionately the presidents Obedient Humble Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.