Washington City May 4th 1807
I have received your letter by the hands of Mr. Samuel Ringgold when on my way from General Spriggs to Monticello wishing Me not to return till Septbr. I have had four applications to me within these two months past, I have rejected them all in order to comply with my engagments with you in returning so soon as I would finish here, Mr. Calverts of Bladensburgh was the last, which I have accepted I intend going out there this day to commence the work
With Respect and esteem I am your Obedt Servt
MHi: Coolidge Collection.