Green Ville, M.T. 13th. June 1807
Presuming that there has been some representation made to you in order to injure my Character and standing with your Excellency, and judging that the cause of those representations being made was, a Letter wrote by me to a friend of mine in Kentucky, and—a statement made by me which has lately appeared in the Prints of our Territory; I therefore take the liberty of enclosing a copy of that Statement for your Excellency’s perusal.
With sentiments of regard and esteem, I am Sir, your Most obt. Humble. Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.