Richmond Novr. 7. 1806
Your letter of the 4th. inst: reached me this morning. Mr. Wirt is at present in Suffolk or Williamsburg. As soon as he returns, I will apprize him of Mr. Peyton’s wish, to engage him, in the appeal against Henderson.
Permit me to add, that altho’ I should always have accepted your assurances of esteem, with cordial pleasure, they afford me at this time peculiar satisfaction. I will not venture to trespass on your patience, by a detail of the Circumstances, which have occasioned this declaration. The Storm approaching us from the east, and the Little cloud, now no bigger than a man’s hand appearing just above the horizon in the west, present to your view, objects of the most serious concern to our Country, and must engross all your attention. I content myself therefore with taking leave to assure you of my most sincere respect and veneration.—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.