From Timothy Pickering
General Post Office Decr. 26. 1793.
If there be any spare copies of the Census of the Inhabitants of the UStates in the office of the Secretary of State, the postmaster General requests Mr. Jefferson to favour him with one: it being proper to attend to the population of the country in forming an opinion upon applications for new post-roads.
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed by TJ as received  Dec. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.