Portsmouth July 22d. 1806
Sensible that your whole time was taken up with the great concerns of our Nation, has prevented me from any direct communication for some time past; nevertheless I can say there has not one day passed, that I have been unmindful of you. I must sincerely congratulate you Sir. on the success of your Administration, and the great happiness and prosperity of our common Country; under the Smiles of Divine Providence, every thing succeeds beyond our most sanguine expectations, and the Citizens of these United States enjoy as great a share of solid benefits as surely falls to the lot of humanity; nothwithstanding the unremitted exertions of our enemies to defeat every measure of Government tho’ ever so salutary—
This State is very peaceable and as much or more united, than could have been expected. I pray you to accept the homage of my highest consideration and beleive me, Dear President
your sincere friend and Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.