From John Nixon
Wednesday May 29. 1793
Mr. Henry Cruger left with you sometime past, Some papers belonging to his Brother respecting the Seizure of Capt. Burke on Hispaniola; that Gentleman has now directed me to Call for them and forward them on to him; I shall be therefore obliged to you to deliver them to the Bearer, as I mean to send them on this day. I am very Respectfully Your very hum Sert
RC (DNA: RG 76, France, Unbound Records); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 May 1793 and so recorded in SJL.
John Nixon (1733–1808) was a Philadelphia merchant and Revolutionary War veteran who served as city alderman from 1789 to 1796 and as president of the Bank of North America from 1792 until his death (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, New York, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends ). The papers may have been enclosed in Nicholas Cruger to TJ, 8 Apr. 1793, recorded in SJL as received 16 Apr. 1793 but not found. For further details of the seizure of the schooner York, see Memorial from Nicholas Cruger and Others, 26 June 1793.