Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 6 October 1802

From Henry Dearborn

Octobr. 6th. 1802


I have given the necessary direction for the discharge of Jerimiah Bettels mentioned in your note of this day.

H. Dearborn

RC (DLC); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 7 Oct. and “Battel’s case” and so recorded in SJL.

On 7 Oct., Dearborn ordered Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Cushing to DISCHARGE Jeremiah Battels from the army (DNA: RG 107, LSMA). For the background on Battels’s case, see Anthony Haswell to TJ, 16 Sep., and TJ to Haswell, 13 Oct.

YOUR NOTE OF THIS DAY: a letter from TJ to Dearborn dated 6 Oct. has not been found, nor is one recorded in SJL.

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