Washington August 7th. 1805
I take the liberty of enclosing a letter I have written to Govr. Hamilton of S. Carolina in reply to the one he wrote to Mr. Madison.
On reading the letter if you should think it exceptionable, I will thank you for such remarks as you may deem proper on the letter generally, but if you should concider it as proper to be forwarded, I will thank you to have it sealed & put into the post office.
with sentiments of the highest respect & esteem, I am Sir Your Huml. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.