Providence 23d. Jany. 1809.
Thos. Jefferson Esq.
This is to inform you that the Government of the United States is changed and that a new order of things has taken place and is now in operation of which you will take notice. You are also required to hold yourself in readiness to pass over to Europe on an Embassy of importance the particulars of which you will be instructed in. I am Sir respectfully yours &c.
the First Emperor of the USA
& King of Louisiana
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.