To Caesar A. Rodney
Monticello May 30. 10.
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the Subject of the Batture, the counsel employed (Wirt & Hay) desire me without delay to furnish them with the grounds of defence, that they may know what pleas to put in. I believe you did not give me a written opinion; but you did furnish one to Congress. besides it’s authority, I am sure that the views it will present, will be of great utility to us in taking our ground of defence. will you be so kind as to send me a copy of it. be assured that I am ever affectionately Your’s.
RC (DeHi: H. F. Brown Collection); addressed: “Caesar A. Rodney esq. Atty Genl of the US. <
Washington> Wilmington”; franked and postmarked. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.
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