30 November 1801, Cooperstown. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 6 Nov. and promises to comply with his directions. Regrets that sale of boat and stores could not have been done when the expedition was canceled. The delay will result in considerable loss to the government.
Tr (DNA: RG 233, President’s Messages, 7A-D1). 1 p. Marked “Copy.” Enclosed in JM to Jefferson, 29 Mar. 1802, and transmitted to Congress, 31 Mar. 1802 (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 7th Cong., 1st sess., 1119).