Richmond Sepr. 10th. 1807
Pardon my dear Sir, my late acknowledgment of the receipt of your favor covering Mr. Robertson’s commission, which has corrected the error, in the first Commission sent him, as To his Christian name, but that respecting his Sur-name remains; and it had not your signature. I instantly delivered it to his Father, who said that he expected his Son the next day, and that he would advise him to wait on you at Monticello. As this was the case, I thoughtlessly supposed it would be time enough to acknowledge the receipt of your letter when he should arrive: but he has not arrived yet. I therefore think it proper, to make this apology for not writing sooner. Accept Mrs. Page’s & my best Wishes for your health & Happiness. I am with great respect and Esteem
dear Sir your obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.