New York 20th Novr. 1804
I am very sorry to Inform you that There has been a rebellion in South Carolina which Has proved fatel to your friends there the federalists are a damd spunkey Sett and will not Put up with such an administration as you have formed; and take the advise of a friend and Decline being reelected President of the U States or you will certainly mak a rebellion Throughout all the states and depend uppon it Your head will go first Do do for God sake Take the advice of a friend I am In haste
I am your Suporter & friend
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.