New York 2nd. Augt. 1808.
I am directed by the Wall-about Committee to transmit to your Excellency a Copy of the publication issued by them, on the Subject of their Appointment—This Duty I perform with high personal gratification—
The Committee have directed me to say that it will oblige them, to learn, that your Excellency has received their Communication.
I am with great Consideration Your Excellency’s Mo: obt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.