Washington Mar. 28. 07.
Yours letters of Aug. 10. & Sep. 18. have been duly recieved, and I have to thank you for the safe transmission of the 4. vols of the Vocabulaires comparés de Pallas, for which I am indebted through you to the minister of commerce Count Romanzoff. I must pray you, in a particular manner, to express to his Excellency my sensibility for this mark of his obliging attention, rendered the more impressive from a high esteem for his personal character, and from the hope that an interchange of personal esteem may contribute to strengthen the friendship of the two nations bound together by many similar interests. to this I must add by anticipation my thanks for his work on the commerce of Russia, as well as to Count Potoski for the two works from him, which you mention to have been sent by mr A. Smith, and which, I doubt not will come safely to hand. Accept for yourself my salutations and assurances of esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.