Washington July 31. 07.
I propose setting out tomorrow for Monticello. the critical state of things rendering it necessary I should recieve daily information both from the North & South, the Postmaster general has established a daily conveyance of the mail from Fredericksburg to Monticello during my stay there. I must therefore to send all dispatches you may recieve for me to Fredericksburg, except on the day on which your mail stage to Milton leaves Richmond, on which day it may be sent by that to Milton direct. I salute you with esteem.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.