Philada. January 22d. 1807.
Honored & Dear Sir,
I received your favor of the 20th. inst: by the mail of this day. I shall leave this on Saturday morning in a carriage hired for the purpose & shall loose no time on my journey. I would have set off tomorrow but it was not in my power to make the necessary arrangements; & I would have taken the stage, but the duties of the office with which you have honored me, require that I should bring a number of books essentially necessary. I remain Dear Sir
Yours Most Sincerely
C. A. Rodney
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.