Boston 3d of June 1807
In days of great adversity when I was surrounded inveterate enemies your notice and sentiments inspired me with firmness and gave me support. They are vanquished—They are fawning at my feet—The serpent is torpid with the cold, looking with but little hope for the return of the scorching beams of federalism. In the days of my keen anguish I intruded upon you one imprudent letter at least, will you be so good as to consign it, and if you please my other letters to the fire
I am Sir with all respect
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.