Samuel H. Smith presents his respects to the President of the U.S. and takes the liberty of Stating that the erroneous arrangement of the document accompanying the Message arose entirely from the mislaying of the copy of the Message delivered to the Senate, which placed the first sheet last, S.H.S. having made use of that copy.
Altho’ some of the papers have gone out with the erroneous arrangement, S.H.S. has taken care to forward corrected copies to all the printers to whom the Nat. Intel. is forwarded.
Jan. 23. 1807.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.