From Henry Dearborn
Washington August 3d. 1803
I have the honour of enclosing a letter from Capn. Lewis which came open to me, I have given permission to Lt. Hook to accompany Capt. Lewis.
with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Huml Servt,
P.S. Your letter relative to Mr. Dupont has been duly recd. & attended to.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 5 Aug. and “Dupont.—M. Lewis” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Meriwether Lewis to TJ, 26 July.