Monticello Aug. 12. 07.
The inclosed paper came to my hand Yesterday and although it expresses itself as confidential, I do not consider that as forbidding my communicating it to you confidentially, that you may be the better able to estimate all other matters bearing on the same point, as well as the letter thrown out as a blind. I salute you with great esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.