Washington Jany 28, 1819
On my arrival in this city a few days since I had the honour of receiving your favour acknowledging the receipt of mine & Mr Simpsons Petition which has since been laid before the Senate
For your goodness I beg you to accept my most unfeigned thanks, I shall send a copy of your letter to Mr Simpson & have great hopes that it will cause congress to view his situation in a more favourable light
I have now the pleasure to send you a copy of my Narrative which you will do me the honour to accept
And with the truest sentiments of Veneration & esteem, I am sir your most humble & most devoted admirer & servant
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.