To Joseph Wheaton
Montpr. [ca. 30] Ocr. 1821
I have recd. yours of the 20th. instant. You will be sensible that I cd. not know sufficiently the value of the particular extra services rendered by you during the late war, to decide on the amount of compensation equitably due for them. I can therefore only mention to the gentlemen you have named, my general impression of the zeal & activity with which you promoted the public service as far as was in your power; and this I shall do, if not disappd. of an opportunity, with pleasure and with a sincere wish that you may succeed in establishing satisfactorily every just claim you may have on the public.
Draft (DLC). Day of month not indicated; conjectural day assigned based on Wheaton to JM, 20 Oct. 1821.