Sepr. 22. 1807
I have forwarded your notes to the several Post masters. The inclosed letter from Pleasanton which mentions the terms on which the Missionary to Batavia is engaged. I understand the $3000 to be in full of all expences &c. I directed payment out of the Foreign intercourse fund. The case of the Indefatigable & crew may be laid before Congs., either for their decision on the individual cases or for a definite provision for such cases. But I presume it is within the general fund for foreign Barbary intercourse, as it has hitherto expounded & acted upon.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.