Philada. 13th. March 1807
Whatever weight may be due to the subject of the enclosed letter I am persuaded you will justly appreciate the motive for its communication
The writer is a young gentleman of strict veracity and considerable penetration—A real american, alive to the interests of his country, and the persons from whom he received the information are native american merchants of excellent character residing in the Havanna.
Permit me Sir to congratulate you on the frustration of domestic treason and to express my confidence that the same temperate firm and enlightened policy will equally avert the machinations of foreign foes.
With sentiments of real regard I am very respectfully Yours.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.