Ballston Springs 18 Sep. 1806
The enclosed letter from William Lee is to ask leave of absence to come to the U. S. for a few months. It has been a long time arriving. If his request should be granted I know it would oblige him very much to have the answer dispatched as soon as convenient, & if not too much trouble, by duplicate, as many letters miscarry. With great respect your obet. Sert.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.