Monticello Aug. 18. 07.
Yours of the 14th. & 15th. were recieved yesterday. the former is now returned. I shall, in answer to mr Nicholas, say that we cannot lend arms but to Volunteers training for immediate service, & that as to a deposit in his neighborhood, we shall in due time take up that subject generally when just attention will be paid to that section of our country. our separation at this time having been agreed on, I supposed it equally settled as to yourself that you also would take a recess as soon as the affairs of your office would permit; and that no further approbation on my part could be wanting. however if it were, I hope you considered my letter of the 12th. as expressing it fully, so as not to permit yourself to be detained for any thing further. Wishing you a pleasant journey & happy meeting with your family I salute you with affection & respect.