Washington June 8. 1807.
Th: Jefferson having occasion to inclose some money to Hugh Chisolm at Poplar forest takes the liberty of giving it the protection of mr Steptoe’s cover. supposing that Lt. Pike’s journey up the Missisipi & his map may be acceptable to mr Steptoe, he incloses him a copy of each, and salutes him with friendship & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.