Washington Dec. 3. 07
Your favor of Nov. 26. is recieved together with the Corinne of Madame de Stael, & I have to return you my thanks for the trouble you have been so kind as to take in forwarding them. I have the same acknolegements to make for your letter recieved July 14. with those covered by it from Made. de Stael, M. de la Fayette, & Dupont, with two volumes from the latter, the reciept of which was not acknoleged at the time because, being obliged to give a preference to business which cannot be postponed without public detriment, the mere acknolegement of the reciept of letters is generally impracticable. I answered the letter of Made. de Stael by a public vessel bound to France soon after. I pray you to accept the assurances of my great respect.