Washington City 20 of the 10 mo 1808.
My dear Friend
I have accompanied to this City my friend Jesse Kersey, a minister of our Society, who is desirous to have a religious meeting with such of the inhabitants of this place as are willing to attend. The place appointed is the Baptist Meeting house at the intersection of 18 Street W and J Street N. Meeting to commence at 6 o’clock this evening.
Jesse Kersey is a Minister in high esteem not only amongst us, but with most, I believe, who have heard him.
Accept my salutations of esteem and friendship.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.