Newyork Octobr. 1t. 1807.
I shall leave this place to morrow morning for the Seat of Government where I shall arrive, baring accidents, on the 7th. unexpected detentions have kept me back two days later than I had contemplated.—by the last arrivals at Boston & this place from England, no accounts of any importance are received, except that of the arrival of the revenge with the dispatches to our Ministers, and the report of the Committee of Parliment on West Indies affairs, which you will see in this days papers.—The Fortification fever appears to have intermitted in this City, and the approaching cool weather will probably carry off the remaining [symptoms], unless some election should produce a relapse.—In the Northern state apprehentions of immediate war have in a great measure subsided, but if a war should be forced upon us, the people appear determined to meet it with spirit & firmness.—
with sentiments of the most respectfull esteem, I am Sir your Obedt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.