Washington Dec. 4. 06.
Your favor of Nov. 21. has been duly recieved and I thank you for the offer of the profile of mr Wythe, every trace of whom will be dear to me. if you will be so good as to desire mr [George] Jefferson to forward me either the original or the copy, as you please, it will be recieved with equal thankfulness. it should be rolled on a stick, & not folded. the original of the other profile, after taking a copy, I had packed in a box addressed to yourself that it might be returned to Lydia [Broadnax] with my thanks for the opportunity of copying it. in the same box I put 2. folio volumes of mr Wythe's accounts which had come by mistake with his books. the box I directed to be forwarded to you. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great respect.