Oct. 17, 1807
From a Sincere & affectionate regard for your person, family & good fame, and a desire that I may not loose any Share of your opinion which from consious rectitude I feel myself in Some degree intitled, I request permission to put into your hands some papers which, I hope will Satisfy your mind, that the representation made by Mr. Granger in his report, respecting the delay of your express to Orleans Jany. 24 could not in the least be attributed to any neglect or omission on my part. with the Homage of my heart I am faithfully
Your Obedient Servt.
When those papers are read, I Shall be Obliged by their return—respecting the complaints against me on the line Stated by Mr. Briggs, Doctr. Bradly nor myself Could find even A Single person who originated it.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.