To Heads of Departments
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of the heads of the departments to examine and consider the charges of Colo. Worthington against Govr. St. Clair with the answer of the latter and the documents in support or invalidation of the charges; & to favor him with their opinion in writing on each charge distinctly, whether ‘established’ or ‘not established,’ and whether those ‘established’ are sufficiently weighty to1 render the removal of the Governor proper?2
April 29. 1802.
PrC (DLC). Enclosures not found, but see below.
1. Canceled: “to justify.”
2. TJ first wrote “render his removal proper” before altering the text to read as above.