Nov. 5. 07.
Th:J. to Genl. Dearborne
There seems to be a disposition to take up the classification bill. I have substituted a division of the classes into sections according to their ages instead of the Nos. from 1. to 10. which I think will have a happier effect, & produce several advantages. it is in fact Bonaparte’s plan. I inclose it for your examination & correction. It is exactly the same as the former one, except as to the mode of sectioning. Affte salutations.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.