Jany. 3d 1806.
A committee of the Senate calls for information respecting the expenditure of monies disbursed for the purchase of books for the Congress Library. Mr Erving & Mr Livingston received each 1000 dollars for that object, to be applied in conformity with your directions as contained in letters transmitted at the same time with the bills. Neither of them has accounted to the Treasury. Has either accounted to you or sent such information as may assist in answering the call of the Committee?
With great respect Your obedt. Sevt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.