Philadelphia May 28. 1806
On my passage through this City, I found the Seal of the United States military philosophical Society executed in a masterly manner by Mr. Reich.
Presuming that a Fair Impression would be agreeable to you, I have directed Mr. Reich to make one and forward it with this Letter: You will perceive that I have availed myself of Mr. Barlows judicious corrections, and doubtless be pleased with the noble Simplicity of the whole Expression.
If by the Establishment of this Society, the Truth of its motto should become generally impressed on American minds its usefulness would be incalculably great.
With Sentiments of the highest Deference & Respect I am Sir Your devoted Servant
Jona Williams Pres: of the U.S. Mil Phils Soc.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.