To Thomas Jefferson January 12, 1803

From the original letter at the Library of Congress.

I will be obliged to you to send back the Models, as I am packing up to set-off to Philadelphia and N York. My intention in bringing them here in preference to sending them from Baltimore to Philadelphia, was, to have some conversation with you on those matters and others I have not informed you of. But you have not only shewn no disposition towards it, but have, in some measure, by a sort of shyness, as if you stood in fear of federal observation, precluded it. I am not the only one, who makes observations of this kind.

Thomas Paine

Janry 12 1803