Department of State 17 March 1806
I have received your letter of the 26th. ult. and to observe, in answer, that the President foreseeing no inconvenience from the delay, which will be occasioned by your returning to Detroit, by the way of Lake Erie, instead of a journey through the woods, does not object to the mode you propose. I have the honor to be Sir, With great respect, Your most obed. Servt.