Boston 22d January 1807
Leonard Jarvis Esqr. who has been in respectable public life in Massachusetts, is going to the capital on business, and has conceived that a letter from me may have a tendency to procure him the notice of the President of the United States; to whose administration he and his connexions are warmly attached. I do not feel willing to injure myself so much as to say that a recommendation from me would be wholly useless with you; and I therefore deliver him this letter. our affairs here are very well; the republicans have taken the field from their enemy, and their ground is so strong that nothing but a great and unexpected error can overthrow them. The wild beasts of Ephesus fight yet with fury.
I have the honour to be with entire devotion your humble Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.