Washington Dec. 26. 06.
Your favor of the 15th. with the book, has been safely recieved. the Memoires de l’Amerique were packed in a box & sent from Monticello in May last: but owing to the extraordinary fall of the river & the drought which continued till Winter the vessel on board which they were was stopped about midway to Richmond, & the books were left there till November when for the first time the navigation became practicable. they have since been sent to this place, and I have for some time been on the look out for some vessel bound to Boston. they shall be sent by the very first I can hear of. I am really sorry they have been so long delayed. Accept my salutations & assurances of great respect
MHi: Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection.