Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 4 March 1792

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Philadelphia Mar. 4. 1792.


Since the date of the letter of Feb. 22. which I had the honour of writing you, covering the acts of the North-Western government, as called for by the Resolution of the house of representatives of Feb. 10. the acts of the same government passed in the year 1791. have come to the hands of the President and have been deposited among the records in my office. Supposing that these also might come within the purview of the resolution of the house, I have now the honor of inclosing you a copy of them, & of expressing the sentiments of esteem & respect with which I am Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC). FC (DNA: RG 360, DL). Entry in SJPL reads: “Th: J. to Sp. H. R. with laws of N. W. government.”

The acts in question are printed in Theodore Calvin Pease, ed., The Laws of the Northwest Territory, 1788–1800, Illinois State Historical Library, Collections, xvii (1925), 41–54. See also TJ to George Washington, 23 Aug. 1791, and note.

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