In Charleston April 26: 1806
I had the honor sometime since of mentioning Mr. Freneau to you as a proper person to be the Collector of Charleston & we have some reason to suppose that had you known in time of his willingness to accept he would have been appointed.—I now have the honour to say that should the Floridas be ultimately obtained & annexed to our territory & any such office therein should be offered to him as may be of sufficient importance for him to accept that he will do so as he is winding up his affairs here & would have no objection to go there on a proper appointment. I have taken the liberty to mention this to you in time, as I would have done the other had I been here & known it.—I do so also in full confidence that all our differences with Spain will now be amicably arranged as I am sure they will be with all the other powers we have commerce & connextions with through the wise & just measures of your administration which (excepting very few inveterate & incorigible ones) meets the decided & almost unanimous approbation of the eople of this state and will continue to do so—
I hope yourself & friends enjoy your healths & with every wish for its continuance & your welfare I remain with great respect & regard Dear Sir always Yours Truly
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.