Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Daniel, 22 July 1801

From Henry Daniel

Philada. 22nd. July 1801


Having been disappointed in my application to the Comissioners in this City it is therefore necessary that I shou’d have a Copy of the Judgement obtained in my favour against the Commonwealth of Virginia in Dunwoody County.—

The Judgement was obtained in April 1798.—The Copy is to be directed to the Governor of Nova Scotia.

I am Sir with due Respect Your Obdt.1

Henry Daniel

RC (DLC); in unidentified hand, signed by Daniel; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson President of the United States Washington”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 24 July and “(insane)” and so recorded in SJL.

On 5 June 1806, Daniel wrote TJ another letter regarding the alleged judgment he received against the state of Virginia. Apparently written in his own hand and largely incoherent, Daniel demanded to know what objections “the presardent and the governor and Counsil of the State of verginia” had against the judgment and asked that they send their answer to the British consul at Norfolk. The letter was recorded by TJ in SJL as received 14 June with the notation “insane” (RC in DLC).

1Canceled: “Servant.”

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