Newyork November 26th. 1807.
In sending you last July, at my arrival in this country, the dispatches of our minister in France and several letters from your friends in that country I mentioned to you the work of Madame De Staël which I could not then forward, as the trunk which contained it did not arrive in time for my departure. It is only now that it reaches me, and you will find it included here.
I must not doubt that the above mentioned dispatches have been received by your excellency as I have deposited and recommended them myself to the post-master; But I confess I would have been more easy had I received a line which would have made me certain that they had not miscarried.
I am with great regard of your Excellency the most obedient and humble servant
Le Ray de Chaumont
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.