March 18th 1807
Mr Lincoln collector of Boston, in a letter respecting some light houses dated 4th March says “As the time will approach in a few days, when I shall quit my office as collector, I think it &c”
Have you considered my letter to you relative to Lattimer’s application on the operation of the law preventing settlements on public lands? The law should be transmitted this or next week, and if you approve of the exceptions suggested in my letters in whole or in part, or wish any other modifications, it will tend to quiet the people particularly in the Mississippi territory that the explanations should accompany the law. Respectfully your obdt. Sevt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.