Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Justus Erich Bollmann to Caesar Augustus Rodney, 4 June 1807

Richmond June 4th. 1807


Having been informed by the Secretary of State that he has sent you two letters, directed to me, with the Request to forward them—an Occurrence which must have taken Place at least four Weeks ago—I feel a considerable degree of Surprise not yet to have received them, particularly as You can not have been unacquainted with my address either before or after my Arrival here.

Not knowing, Sir, of any Right in any Individual to detain the letters of a Citizen of the United States You will please to deliver them immediately to the Gentleman who will hand You the present.

I remain Sir Your obt. St.

Erich Bollmann

DLC: Burr Conspiracy Collection.

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