June 23. 1808
It has been imputed to me that pending the Agitations in the Western Country, occasion’d by Mr. Burr’s Projects, I did denounce many eminent Persons to You in a Letter, or Letters, which have not been published—being conscious that this like a thousand other Rumours, fabricated by my Enemies for my Injury, is void of foundation—I shall thank You Sir for such answer to this Note, as may establish the Truth, & do me Justice in this particular.
With perfect Respect I am Sir Yr. Obedt. Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.