Washington April 5th 1806
My Dear Sir
knowing your wish to become acquainted with the sentiments of our most enlightened Citisens respecting public affairs. I take the liberty of enclosing for your perusal a Letter I have received from our mutual friend J: Dickinson. A Man whose political character is held in the highest estimation by his fellow citizens; and who on this occasion speaks the language of a large majority of the citizens of Penna. I am your real & sincere friend
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.