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From Thomas Jefferson to United States Congress, 26 January 1807

Jan. 26. 1807.

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States.

I recieved from Genl. Wilkinson, on the 23d. inst. his affidavit charging Samuel Swartwout, Peter V. Ogden, and James Alexander with the crimes described in the affidavit, a copy of which is now communicated to both houses of Congress.

It was announced to me at the same time that Swartwout & Bollman, two of the persons apprehended by him, were arrived in this city, in custody each of a military officer. I immediately delivered to the Attorney of the US. in this district the evidence recieved against them, with instructions to lay the same before the judges and apply for their process to bring the accused to justice; and I put into his hands orders to the officers having them in custody, to deliver them to the Marshal on his application.

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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