Washington Dec. 10. 1807.
I recieved some time ago from the Speakers of the Senate and House of Representatives of Pensylvania, an Address from the two houses, to which, on public considerations, it was thought adviseable that the answer should be deferred awhile. I now ask permission to convey the answer through the same channel; and to tender you the assurances of my high consideration & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.