From George Hammond
Lansdown 7th November 1793
You will perceive that the original of Baker’s deposition, a copy of which accompanies My public letter of this date, is in the possession of Mr. Bond; but as that Gentleman is at some distance at present, and as my means of communication with him are neither facile nor frequent, I have not judged it expedient to wait the obtaining of it, but should you wish to receive it, it shall be transmitted to you with as little delay as possible. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Sir, your obedient humble Servant
RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); at head of text: “Private”; at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Nov. 1793. Tr (Lb in same).