Mecklenburg Va. Sepr. 20th. 1807.
Your esteem’d favour of the 17th. augt. last, in which you have so politely accepted our tender of service, has been duly received, and I now beg leave to observe that, having at first overlooked the necessity of deciding on the time for which the tender was made, and having since had a meeting for that purpose and decided on the six months service, I am consequently instructed by the troop to notify the same to you and to the Governor of this state, to whom a return of the strength and state of the company will be made—I am Sir respectfully Your Most Obt. Servt.
James Wilson Capt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.