Monticello Sep. 2. 08.
It being entirely contrary to the course observed with the heads of departments for me to give any order but through them, I can do no more than forward your’s & Govr. Tompkins’s letters to Genl. Dearborne with a recommendation of it to his immediate attention, from whom the answer may come to you within three weeks from this day. Accept my salutations.
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.