Washington Dec. 20. 07.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Sampson and his thanks for the volume of his memoirs which he was so kind as to send him and which he shall read with pleasure the first moments of leisure. it adds a monument the more of what a country loses, when it loses it’s self-government. he thanks mr Samson also for the letter from mr Hamilton Rowan, for whose character he entertains a high esteem. he prays mr Samson to accept the assurances of his respect.