To John Dortic
Monticello May 23. 11.
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 16th inst. & by this day’s post I inclose it to the Secretary of state, for his information and that of the Secretary of the Treasury. I suppose it probable they will avail themselves of your kind offer, to get dispatches to France should they have present occasion. I avail myself of this opportunity of renewing to you the assurances of my respect
PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “M. John Dortic”; endorsed by TJ.