Detroit 12. Nov. 1806.
As the extraordinary letter enclosed has been made public by the legislative board, I have been requested by several gentlemen to transmit it to your department, in order that the writer and his proceedings may receive a fair consideration at the seat of government. I add no more, but that most of the things stated in the letter are without even a semblance of foundation, and the writer is by many seriously considered in a state of unhappy lunacy, or partial derangement. I have the honor to be, with grea⟨t respect,⟩ Sir, Your most obedient Serva⟨nt,⟩
DNA: RG 59—Territorial Papers—TP, Michigan.