Philad. 20 June 1806
In a Box of Books forwarded to the Socy. from the Lisbon Academy, thro’ the instance of the Chevalier Freire—I found two from the Secretary of that Accademy Mr Stockler—one entitled a letter to Editor of the Monthly review &c—the other the first Vol of his “Obras”—They are a present from the author to yourself, he has sent another copy to the Society—The Chevr. Freire is very desirous he should be chosen a Member of the Society—I send the Books in seperate Packets by the Mail—
The Sea Gage arrived this morning—but I cannot learn any thing of the Louisiana Minerals intended to be forwarded—
I remain with great respect Your friend & Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.