Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Nicholson, 22 March 1808

Herkimer, March 22, 1808.


I am informed by a person on whom I can rely that he lately heard one Philo Murray declare that he was to have $5 per day to follow Comfort Tyler into the southwestern Country, that another attempt was to be made there to effect a dismemberment, and that in order to this a strong force from England was to be landed at N. Orleans in the month of June next or sooner.

I am acquainted with Murray, he lives in the same County with Tyler and is in desperate Circumstances.

I conceive it my duty to transmit this information to the Executive, without any Comments upon its importance. I am with the highest respect your most obt. Servt.

John Nicholson


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