February 27th. 1806
On reflection, I am of opinnion that it will be most advisable to take little or no notice of the projects proposed by those roving preachers, who appear more anxious for obtaining proselites to their respective opinnions, than for the inculcation of rational & usefull knowledge, they are at all Times sufficiently intrusive, and may become very troublesome if encouraged,—I should not think it advisable to take any notice of the application from one of those characters, for two miles square of land near Sandusky.
with sentiments of the highest respect I am Sir Your Obedt. Huml. Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.