Augt 19th. 1808.
I am honored with your letter of the 15th. current, and have instructed Captain Saunders accordingly.
The Secretary of War directed that all dispatches of importance, received in his absence, should be immediately transmitted to you, without being first forwarded to himself.
I am with perfect respect and esteem, Sir Your Ob: Sevt
Jno Smith, C. C
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.