Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Rawle, 26 June 1793

To William Rawle

June 26. 1793.


It being left to the Executive to determine the case of the ship William, I will beg the favor of your information whether the parties had provided evidence on both sides as to the distance of the capture from the shore, and whether a copy of it could be furnished us? We shall thank you also for the authorities (a citation of them I mean) quoted on both sides to prove what is the distance to which a state may extend it’s protection. I am with much esteem, Sir, Your most obedt. humble servt.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHi: Rawle Papers); addressed: “Mr. Rawle.” Not recorded in SJL.

Rawle evidently responded in a letter of 26 June 1793, recorded in SJL as received the same day, but not found.

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