Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Rawle, 8 October 1792

From William Rawle

Oct. 8. 1792


A prosecution having been commenced against Elihu Meeker a constable for serving process in the dwellinghouse of the Resident from the United Netherlands, I have to request you will give orders for furnishing me with the original receipt and any copy of process which may have been sent to your office in order to make use of them as evidence at the trial which probably will take place on friday next at York town—for which place I am about to set off. I have the honor to be Sir your most obedt humble Servant

W: Rawle

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Secretary of State”; notation at foot of text by George Taylor, Jr.: “Process issued by Gunning Bedford & rect. of Constable left with Mr. Jefferson this day by G. T. Jr.”; docketed by Taylor.

The legal dispute involving a servant of the Dutch minister in Philadelphia is described in F. P. Van Berckel to TJ, 25 June 1792, and Edmund Randolph to TJ, 26 June 1792.

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