[6 Aug. 1804]
I have for three years past been a witness of the infinite good the American People have happily enjoyed. Fortunate, and unoidable result of a wise and impartial Administration!
I most humbly beg leave to dedicate to your Excellency the triffling production of an hour’s leisure: it is a feeble, but sincere hommage I pay, with the most profound respect, to those distinguished vertues, which an admiring World venerates in silence.
Deign to accept of the assurances of the highest Esteem of your most humbe. & obt Servant
Le vicomte de Pastey L.D.
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.