Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 17 March 1806

March 17th. 1806


Having attentively examined the papers, in the case of the Louisiana Commissioners, with the reasoning and opinnions of the Attorney Genl. it appears to me that the principles which have governed the doings of the Commissioners are so obviously unsound & unjustifiable, as to prove a majority of thim to be either so destitute of common understanding, or so inattentive to their duties, as to render the removal of one or two, of them, highly necessary.

with sentiments of respectfull esteem I am Sir your Obedt. Sert

H. Dearborn

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