Washington April 17. 06.
I recieved last night your friendly letter of the 10th. I hope you will never give yourself the trouble to think again on the matter respecting Genl Lee. I dare say the General will be sensible, from what I have written him, that it furnishes no subject of complaint on his part against either you or myself.
Congress will rise certainly on the 21st. and will have gone through all material business except that of the defence of our Spanish frontier. I do hope however it will need no defence. mr Randolph will probably leave this about the 28th. and myself not till the 6th. of May. I am panting for mountain air & relaxation. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.