From Elbridge Gerry
New York 22d May 1797
My dear Sir
Inclosed is a copy of a letter which I wrote to Mr. Monroe the 4th of april, to the care of yourself; and annexed is the copy of one to yourself of the 27th of march; both of which, I presume from their not being acknowledged, have been intercepted: and if this is the case, I wish to ascertain it. I have the honor to remain with the most perfect esteem & respect yours sincerely
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “His Excellency Mr. Jefferson”; with Dupl of Gerry to TJ, 27 Mch. 1797, subjoined; endorsed by TJ as received 25 May 1797 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Gerry to Monroe, 4 Apr. 1797 (DLC: Monroe Papers).