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John Graham to Thomas Jefferson, 15 January 1811

From John Graham

Dept of State 15th January 1811.

Dear Sir

Having been repeatedly called off since I undertook1 to make a Copy of the inclosed “Chronological series of Facts relative to Louisiana” for the use of this Dept I could not get it finished until this Moment.

Having finished it, I hasten to send you the Paper in your own hand writing not doubting that you will prefer it to a Copy taken from it.

With Sentiments of the Highest Respect & Regard I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your Most Obt Sert

John Graham

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Jan. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ’s Chronology of Territorial Claims in Louisiana, [ca. 31 Aug. 1803] (PTJ description begins Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, and others, eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1950– , 31 vols. description ends , 41:323–9).

1Manuscript: “undertood.”

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