From Henry Knox
Sunday 16 January 1791
My dear Sir
Among the other objects to be considered tomorrow, it is the desire of the President that the memorial of a frenchman, an inhabitant of the Western territory upon an injury which he suffered from the Commandant of a Spanish post should also be reported upon. The memorial is lodged in your office with your last report. Will you please to bring it with you?—I am Dear Sir Your sincerely & affectionately
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Jan. 1791 and so recorded in sjl.
The memorial of a frenchman was that of Joseph St. Marie, whose trading goods had been seized on the east bank of the Mississippi in 1787 (see Editorial Note, group of documents on the new policy toward Spain, under 10 Mch. 1791).