From John Graham
City of washington 27th april 1809
I was this day honored by your Letter of the 25th Inst and shall immediately write to Mr Robert Graham that you wish him to keep the wild Geese which he promised you, until you can send to him for them.
Mr Graham lives about a mile below Dumfries on the South side of the Creek, on which the Town stands.
Permit me, Sir, to offer my Congratulations on the success of the measures dictated by your wisdom, and the assurances of the profound Respect & Esteem with which
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 May 1809 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in Graham to TJ, 5 May 1809.