Thomas Jefferson Papers

Memo re Burr’s Movements, 25 March 1807

25 Mar. 1807


Mar. 21. 07. at night, I learnt thro’ a letter from Bloomfield to mr Granger that Burr past Coweta Mar. 3. under guard of 10. men. calculating from 25. to 30. miles a day I supposed he would reach Cartersville from the 26th. to the 30th.

Mar. 22. being Sunday, & indisposed my self, I got the Atty Genl. to call on the heads of deptmts with a proposition to send immediately an intelligent person, whose zeal could be relied on, to Cartersville, there to await Burr & order him to be carried to Richmond. he reported to me in the evening their approbn.

Mar. 23. Monday spent in ineffectual endeavors to find a proper person.

 24. Mr. Ford was employed, & set out with proper orders.

 25. he met Burr at night at Fredsbg., & turned him back to Richmond. the same afternoon the Atty Genl. left Washington for Richmond.

DLC: Burr Conspiracy Collection.

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