Monticello Sep. 20. 08.
Your letter of the 14th. was recieved by our last post, and as I shall be in Washington within a week after your reciept of this, I would rather defer answering it until I am in a situation to do it on full consideration & advisement. wishing you sincerely success in both the enterprises stated in your letter I salute you with esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.