From Benjamin Morgan
New Orleans July 20th 1811
Your favour of the 11th Ulto reached me a few days ago covering the papers asked for in my letter of the 22d March and it appears a further delay is to take place with this unfortunate business—Lieut Peyton is stationed at Fort Stoddard a considerable distance from hence and could not be got here before the Adjournment of our Superior Court which takes place to day
The Court opens again on the first Monday in November by which time I will endeavour to have Mr Peyton here and terminate this longstanding Affair
RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Aug. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.