Boston 24th Augt 1808
I have yours of the 12th and will continue to act as discreetly as I can in the business of certificates according to your request, until the 13th of next month. Flour &c, has lately risen on an idea, of the exportation from the southern and middle States being impeded; I will have them down in a day or two. There is no engine, but what is, and will be used here against your administration. Truth Justice, and reason are expelled—The calculations you wish for were put into the Mail the 2d of August.
I am with due respect Your humble Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.