Philadelphia December 6th 1804
Most hournourd Sir
This Comes from A Stranger but A Friend You Must that there is a plot formed to Murder you— before the Next Election A band of hardy fellows have Joind to do it they Are to have ten thousand Dollars if they Succeed in the Attempt they are to Carry daggers and pistols I have been invited to Join them but would Rather Suffer Death I Advise you to take Care and be cautious how you Walk about as some of the assasins are already in Washington—
A friend to the Constitution
NB You must Excuse me not Mentioning the Men—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.