New York Novr 26. 1808
Immediately on seeing the military Constitutions of Nations in the Intelligencer, I thought it my duty as President of the Society to give it currency in the form of a Communication to it; for I consider the dissemination of correct military Ideas as the primary object of its Institution.
I am this morning highly gratified by your favour of the 23d. and in imitation of your example, I shall put one under a blank cover to the Governor of each State.
With the utmost respect I have the honour to be Your faithfull & obedient
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.