To David Rittenhouse
New York. August 1. 1790.
I do myself the honour of inclosing you a printed copy of the report on measures &c. You asked in your letter whether the papers I had sent you were to be kept or returned. They are now useless and therefore may be done what you please with. They were only copies of what I had retained.
Congress will rise this week, and I hope to be able within a fortnight after them to leave this place for Virginia, passing a few days in Philadelphia on my way, where I shall have the pleasure of seeing you, and of consulting you privately as to what you could do, were the French and English to propose to us to concur with them in their operation.—I am with great esteem Dear Sir Your sincere friend & humble servt.,
PrC (DLC). For note on printed text of enclosure, see under 4 July 1790. In SJL under 28 July TJ records receipt of a letter dated 26 July 1790 from Rittenhouse; it has not been found.