Sepr. 18. 1807
With the other papers herewith inclosed is an answer to Mr. Erskine’s letter of the 1st. instant. I have thought it proper not to forward it without previously submitting it to your perusal and corrections.
The mail for the 1st. time has arrived this morning. The rider now here, who carried up the first says he did not call because he did not know that I was at home as he went, and because the mail was empty as he returned. The rider who went down this morning, having not called, your communications, if any for me, have proceeding to Fredg. I add in haste the papers sent up for yesterday, a letter from Erskine & one from Madrid
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.