Apr. 25. 06.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Balch whose letter of the 21st. he did not recieve till yesterday. the present Minister of the US. at London having a Secretary attached to him, the additional emploiment arising from the occasional mission lately determined on, has not been thought sufficient to require an additional Secretary: nor consequently the occasion of being useful to those whose merit & talents qualify them for such an appointmt. he prays mr Balch to accept his salutations.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.