Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Page, 3 November 1804

Richmond November 3d. 1804.


In compliance with the advice of council contained in the inclosed extract from their journals I have to recommend mr. Samuel Brooks to the attention and remuneration of the Federal Government, for his meritorious services rendered to the United States, by his labourious and hazardous enterprize in detecting and bringing to conviction Thomas Logwood, actually and successfully, to an alarming extent, engaged in counterfeiting and circulating the Bank notes of the United States, as also their Eagles, and the double Guineas of France; and for his circumstantial information, by which not only more than twenty thousand Dollars of the said Counterfieted Notes and a number of the said Eagles and double guineas were taken from Logwood, but the names of his accomplices and places of residence of several of those, most dangerously active amongst them have been correctly ascertained, by means of which, til within a few days, hopes had been entertained of apprehending their Engraver, and his most useful and active accomplices in the state of North Carolina. How these hopes were frustrated the letter from Mr. Moore a copy of which is herein also inclosed will discover.

I am Sir with high respect and Esteem your obedt. Servant

John Page

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


In Council October 20th. 1804

It is advised

That the auditor be directed to State an account of all monies paid by order of the Executive on account of the apprehension & Conviction of Thomas Logwood & of all the expences incident to that transaction & that the Governor be requested to transmit the Said account to the Executive of the United States with a request that the Sums so paid may be refunded to this State by the United States.

Extract from the journal

Danl. L Hylton Clerk of the Cl

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