Monticello Sep. 12. 06
Your letter of Aug. 14. has been just recieved. the first of Jan. 10. was acknoleged in mine of Feb. 15. after that those of Feb. 10. Mar 5. Apr. 5. & 21. came in due time. as their matter did not require answer, their acknolegement was postponed to avoid the suspicions of which you seemed to be aware, as well as to await your return from the journey you had undertaken. the acknolegement of their reciepts is now therefore made to relieve you from any anxiety respecting their safety and you may rely on the most inviolable secrecy as to the past and any future communications you may think proper to make. your letters are not filed in the offices, but will be kept among my private papers. Accept my salutations & assurances of respect
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.