Monticello Aug. 6. 07.
I did not answer your friendly letter of July 7. because the subject was voluminous, business pressed, & I expected sooner to have seen you here, & to have answered it more satisfactorily in conversation. your opinions were not the less useful in confirming us in our course. we differ not in opinion, except as to the time of calling Congress, which we fixed for the 26th. of October for reasons probably not attended to generally. I have just now heard that mrs Nicholas & family are with you at Carr’s brook. I hope you will not pass us on your return; and that mrs Nicholas will be able to give us some of her time, in the request of which my daughter joins me with earnestness. in this hope I add only my salutations & assurances of constant friendship & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.