Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Hawkins, 18 February 1791

From Benjamin Hawkins

Mrs. Houses friday 18th. Feby. 1791.

Dear Sir

I am very desirous of obtaining your opinion on the Constitutionality of the Treaties formed with the Indians at Hopewell on the Keowée. If I recollect right, you informed me you had yours in writing some time last summer.—If the request be not an improper one, and you have reserved a copy, you will oblidge me by a gratification of my desire. I do not mean to ask the liberty of using your name with it.—I have the honor to be very sincerely Dear Sir, Your most obedient & hule. servant,

Benjamin Hawkins

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Feb. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. For TJ’s opinion on the Treaty of Hopewell, see TJ to Knox, 26 Aug. 1790.

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