21 January 1806
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favor of the 1st. inst. informg me that the A.P.S. had again elected me President of the Society for the ensuing year. for this mark of their continued favor I pray you to present them a renewal of my thanks and my profound respect. I have still to lament that my distance & other occupations leave me nothing but expressions of useless regrets that I have it not in my power to render them the services I would wish. Accept for yourselves assurances of my esteem & high considn.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.