Monticello Aug. 31. 07.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Kelly & in answer to his note respecting mr Daniel Daviess observes that all the public manufactories of arms being under the direction of managers, & the arsenals in the care of keepers, mr Davies’s application must be to them; because they being responsible for what is under their charge must be left free to employ such persons as they deem qualified. he salutes mr Kelly with respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.