Brookeville 17th. of the 12th. Month 1804
Will the President please to accept my most grateful acknowledgements, for his kind favor of the 5th. Instant; It was indeed acceptable inteligence to a mind that had suffered under the most gloomy apprehensions—it being more than three months since I received a letter from my dear Husband! may I dare hope, or ask, for the like favor in future, should’st thou acquire any information, either favorable, or otherwise of him? I am with respect thy friend
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.