New York Octo 31. 1808
The inclosed Paper has been annonymously communicated to our Society.—I have had it transcribed expressly to lay it before you, beleiving that if the Ideas it contains can be of use to our Country, this is the proper moment to communicate them where they are most likely to produce a good effect.
I trust that my motive in so doing will be at once apparent & excuseable.
I have the honour to be with the highest Respect Your faithfull & obed Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.