Thursday 1/2 after 2 ‘Oclock 16 June 1796
Colo. Pickering will attend to the Suggestion of Mr McHenry, & then Return the letter, directed to Colo. T. Blount back, as requested.
If there are any authorities which can be consulted on the Remonstrance of Mr Vear, it might be well to have recourse to them. The opinion I gave was from what I conceive to be consistent with propriety and us[ ] but, though I have no reason to it, it is always best to tread on ground that will support them.
MHi: Timothy Pickering Papers.