London Apl: 23 1806—
Presuming too much upon Mr Jeffersons polite attention to me while I resided in the United States of North America, I take the liberty of announcing the Bearer of this, Counsellor Sampson, as a man whose honour integrity and patriotism have so much attached me to him as to make me guilty of this almost impertinent intrusion.
I am with sincere respect your obedient servent
A Hamilton Rowan
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.