Philada Jany 3d. 1806.
The wishes of the American Philosophical Society have been again unanimously expressed that you would continue to fill the Presidential chair. The interest you take in the advancement of the Society, and the liberal manner in which you have ever contributed to the purposes of the Institution, encourage the most flattering expectations that this expression of their respect and esteem will not be disagreable.
I have the honour to be, Sir, ith sentiments of the highest respect, your most obedient humble Servant,
Thos T Hewson Correspg Secry.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.