Washington Apr. 24. 06.
Your two letters of Apr. 9. & 15. were recieved together on the 21st. inst only. I am sorry you have given yourself so much trouble about the little circumstance of conversation which I had mentioned to your father. I spoke with him on the subject merely because he happened here just as I had written to Genl Lee & before I had sent away the letter; and merely to satisfy myself of the correctness of my own recollection. before the reciept of your letters I had returned mr Washington’s certificate to Genl Lee so that it is not in my power to communicate it to you. however, I am certain that what I have written to Genl. Lee will have satisfied him that he has no ground of complaint on this subject either against you or myself; and it is therefore unnecessary, perhaps most eligible, not to give to the transaction the importance of any further enquiry. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of esteem.
MoSHi: Bixby Collection.