[on or before 10 Oct. 1808]
Shews—1. that as been stated from Crowninshield & another quarter, Cross the collector of Newbury-port is a very incorrect officer if nothing worse. 2. how difficult with our judiciary to carry the law into effect. The judge of Maine is said to be honest tho’ federalist, but is evidently governed by the prevalence of party feelings in that quarter
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.