From Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Washington Feby 19h. 1811
In order to furnish some apology for the writer of the anonymous letter, I enclose a letter [illegible] written in 1797.
A Member of the committee informs me that all the equivocal passages are underlined, ⟨& that⟩ if they were not so that they could make no impression. With high respect I am &c
B H Latrobe
Copy (MdHi: Latrobe Letterbooks). In Latrobe’s hand; written on the verso of a copy of Latrobe to JM, 12  Feb. 1811. Filed after Latrobe to Robert Fulton, 16 Feb. 1813 (ibid.).