Philadelphia, Novr. 4th. 1806
The rumours in circulation here, concerning disturbances in Kentucky have excited a very strong sensation—it will be of some importance, by some means to settle the public feeling on the subject: the whole country will be with you if there is any actual exigency, if there is not the administration may derive great advantage from a seasonable counteraction of the alarm
Judging it not impossible that there may be some disturbance, should my services in any situation for which my habits and cast of mind may fit me, be required, I make a respectful tender of them to you—I seek no office of emolument, all I wish is to be placed in such a situation as that I may be able to render public effective service
I am Sir, with great respect Your obed Sr
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.