Monticello Sep. 21. 07.
Your favor of the 15th. came to me here, and certainly I should have been made happy by a visit from yourself in person had your health & convenience permitted it. your readiness in aiding our survey of the site for military works is duly estimated, and certainly our duty to the public as well as yourself requires that full justice shall be done you in the valuation. whether the law requires absolutely a jury for valuation I do not know. if it does we may name the jurors mutually; if it does not, we can name arbiters mutually approved. I expect to be in Washington on the 3d. proxim where you know I shall always be happy to see you. I salute you with great esteem & respect.
DLC: Edgehill-Randolph Papers.