Saturday 5 Dec. 1807
If you approve, I will send the enclosed on Monday to the Committee. May I, when conversing with them, say that it is the opinion of the Executive that it would be better at this time to suspend the act? or in what manner & with what modification must the opinion be expressed? I mean to friends—
If you can send me an answer to morrow, it will enable me to make the communication early on Monday. If you had no objection, I think that an official recommendation from you would be preferable.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.