Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Evans, 5 November 1801

From William Evans

Baltimore Novr. 5th. 1801


I received your favour of the 1st Instant, and am sorry to inform you that the report respecting James Hennings Having commited an act of Suicide is true. I made every enquiry at the time this melancholy circumstance took place, the result of which was, that he had been delirious for Some days previous to his having commited the act, and it was the General opinion that drinking too freely was the cause, I am Sir

Your obedient Servant

William Evans

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.

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