From Henry Dearborn
[ca. 12 April 1804]
The enclosed is a copy of a letter from the President of the United States, which he requested me to communicate to you and the other gentlemen.1 I am Sir with the highest esteem your Huml. Servt.
RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, ML). RC undated; date assigned on the basis of replies to Jefferson’s letter from Dearborn, Gallatin, and Smith dating from 14 to 16 Apr. (DLC: Jefferson Papers); marked “File—April 18. 1804.” For enclosure, see n. 1.
1. Dearborn enclosed a copy of Jefferson’s letter to him of 8 Apr. 1804 (2 pp.) addressing the issue of squatters on public lands in Louisiana and requesting written opinions from the members of his cabinet.