Wilmington December 12th. 1808.
Hnored & Dear Sir,
Your favor of the 18th inst: was received on saturday. I will take care that Bayley is arrested & brought to punishment. For this purpose I will call on Mr. Stephen in Baltimore, deliver him the indictment, & request his attention to the business. The subject of the Batture I shall take immediately into consideration.
When I last wrote, my determination was to have left this on friday & to have been in Washington on yesterday (sunday) but the sudden & unexpected illness of Mrs. Rodney who is confined to her bed has prevented it. I am all ready & extremely anxious to be at my post especially at such a crisis & will set off the moment I can leave her. With great esteem & respect I remain
Yours Most Sincerely
C. A. Rodney
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.