From James Jackson
July 21st 1789
I do myself the Honor to inclose for your perusal two letters on the Indian topic1—The situation of my Country I flatter myself will plead an excuse for my presumption. I am sir Your very Obedt servant
ALS, DNA:PCC, item 78.
1. The enclosures have not been identified. On 22 July Tobias Lear wrote Jackson that the “President of the United States has directed me to return the enclosed letters to you, which he has perused—and likewise to inform you that he is now engaged in obtaining from the Secretary of War and every other channel such information relative to the situation of Indian affairs as will enable him to form a just opinion thereon” (DLC:GW).