Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 16 December 1801

From Henry Dearborn

War Department Decmr. 16th 1801


Will it not be necessary to intimate to Congress the necessaty of some provision for making the proposed establishment of a Magazine & Armoury in South Carolina, and also for making some improvements at Harpers ferry.

I am Sir with the highest respect Your Huml. Servt.

H. Dearborn

RC (DLC); at head of text: “To the President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. from the War Department regarding “Magazine in S. Carola” and so recorded in SJL.

TJ brought the subjects of this letter to the attention of Congress in his message of 2 Feb. 1802.

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