Washington Feby 7.—1807—
I have the pleasure of believing, that the Senate will agree to provide for the defence of its Orleans Territory, in the mode you recommend, for promoting & encourageing an American population in it. I hope the H. of Representatives will concur in the measure, as surely it is of the utmost importance to the Territories on the Mississippi & the western States—
Permit me to trouble you with the enclosed, & should you require copies of them, they shall be furnished—
If you will have the goodness to transmit me Burrs letter & my deposition they shall be immeadiately return’d, after my taking copies of them—
I have the honour to be Sir with due respect Your ob Sert.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.