Dec. 3. 07.
Th:J. to Genl. Dearborne
The answer to M. de la Croix is obviously that it is premature to say any thing about appoint[ment] to an army as yet. but I have thought it not amiss to comm[unic]ate to you his letter, as it may be worth while to enquire in what way he can be used, if in any way. perhaps he may be an engineer. but how I shall return his certificate I know not, as he has given no date of time or place to his letter. Affectly. salutns.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.