Philadelphia 16th. December 1806
The Philadelphia republican militia Legion, have by aproceeding as honorable to their principles, and their public Spirit; as it is grateful to me, and auspicious to the American Nation; requested of me, as their commandant; to tender to the President of the United States; the proffer of their public and effective services on any duty, which the public interests and safety may require. With sentements of the utmost, respect
I am Sir Your obedient humble Servant
John Shee Major General, 1st. division
of Pennsylvania Militia.
Commandant of the PM. Legion
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.