Philada.Nov. 30th 1807
N. Ft. Str. No. 251
I send you the inclosed geographical description of the States of Maryland and Delaware Yet I do not know that is worthy of your acceptance I pray you receive it from me as a mark of my high respect I intend going through the whole of the States and Territories in like manner They will make about twenty vol. such as the present Pennsylvania I have published but whether I forwarded you one I do not really recollect. I am about publishing a second edition which will be much improved and enlarged.
Washington’s life has been for some length of time ready for the press but misfortunes which have arisen from a misplaced confidence in the honesty of some men here prevented the publication I flatter myself I have done you justice in it
I am Sir with great respect Yours Sincerely
CSmH: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.