From Hugh Nelson
Washington Jany 30. 18171
The enclosed letter came under cover to me with a request that I woud forward it to you. It is said to be from a Mr Sullivan son of the late Genl Sullivan, and relates to some improvement in steam boat navigation adapted to shoal waters. It may be an invention of some utility relative to our internal navigation—
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Feb. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: John L. Sullivan to TJ, 17 Jan. 1817.
1. Reworked from “1816.”