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From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Dearborn, 6 August 1802

To Henry Dearborn

Monticello Aug. 6. 1802

Dear Sir

On further view and consideration of the papers from Genl. Sumpter, and Colo. Senf I continue of opinion that we ought to purchase the lands spoken of by them, about 4, or 500. acres, and further would approve of a purchase of any quantity within the limits of the act of assembly (2000 acres) considering that they must [be moderate in their] price as yet and that much will be wanting for timber & fuel. the purchases should be adjacent to one another. Accept my affectionate esteem

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “The Secretary at War.” Recorded in SJL with notation “arsenal in S.C.”

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