To Jonathan Dayton
[post 26 September 1812]
The letters to be answered under address to Mr Levi Canning &c. has [sic] been recd. The friendly motives & public objects which they manifest, as well as the interesting observations contained in them, entitle the writer to acknowledgments. Any further communications having in view the public good will of course be acceptable.
Draft (NjP). Unsigned. Addressee not indicated; identified on the basis of Dayton’s letters of ca. 17 and 23 Sept. 1812. Undated; date assigned on the assumption that JM wrote this note sometime after the receipt of Dayton’s 23 Sept. letter but before Dayton wrote his ca. 28 Dec. letter, which acknowledged JM’s note.