Philadelphia 12th. April 1805.
A scientific Gentleman at Copinhagen gave me in charge, when I was there last Winter, to convey to your Excellency the inclosed with a small Package containing some ancient coins, which he has begged your Excellencys permission to offer as a token of his great respect.
I have felt as highly gratify’d to have been honour’d with this commission, as I feel happy in this opportunity of most respectfully joining with my countrymen in paying you the tribute of my homage and veneration
I most humbly beg permission to sign Your Excellencies Most obedient and most humble Servant.
J. F. Eckard
Danish V. Consul at Philadelphia
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.