June 26. 1806
The Navy agent has been instructed to pay to mr. Reich to the full amount of the memm. which you furnished me. This he will not accept. Presuming upon your friendly interposition he treats with disdain every proposition made by us. And he has allowed himself to talk so much about what you would direct to be done, that with some in Philada it has become a question whether you will interfere in such a case. If you do, I fear you will hereafter be much harrassed by appeals from our decisions, as we often have to resist exorbetant demands.
Respectfully Your Obt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.