Charleston, So. Carolina received 24 Sep. 1805
Colonel Lehré intending to engage in a tour northwardly, and expecting to do himself the honor of calling on you, permit me to announce him to you as a Gentleman of respectability in both public and private life—
Not having the honor of personal acquaintance with you, I feel myself bound to offer as an apology for this intrusion, that I am anxious to render every service to my Fellow Citizens which my Official Station may be supposed to afford—
I have the honor to be with sentiments of very high respect and consideration Sir yrs.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.