Cambridge 30. Jan. 1805.
I feel greatly obliged by the attention you were pleased to bestow on the subject, on which I used the freedom to address you. In the republic of Letters mere hints of information or advice are often of inestimable value. All the books, mentioned in your Letter, I have access to, excepting Memoires de l’Amerique, and The American and British Chronicle. For the former of these I have made much inquiry, but do not hear of a copy on this side of Philadelphia. I gratefully acknowledge your kindness in offering me the loan of the other from your library. Should I not meet with that work previously to my coming, in the progress of my American Annals, down to the times of the Revolutionary War, I may then be greatly obliged by the loan of it.
In the mean time, I remain, with my grateful acknowledgments, Sir, Your respectful humble Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.