To William Hill Wells
June 16, 1813.
The President of the United States regrets that the error of his watch, and the precipitancy of his servant, prevented his seeing, at 11 o’clock, today, the committee of the Senate, on the subject referred to them.
If the state of his health should not permit him to see the committee, he will apprize them of it in time.
Printed copy (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 13th Cong., 1st sess., 96–7).