Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Christopher Gore, 4 January 1792

From Christopher Gore

Boston Jany. 4. 1792.


I now enclose you, all the copies that can be obtain’d of those proceedings, on the motion of Pagan for a new trial in his cause with Hooper, which took place, after the representation of the British Consul, to the legislature of Massachusetts.

I regret that any of the papers shou’d be missing; and have endeavord, by application to the several justices of the court, to find those which are mislaid. Hitherto all search hath proved ineffectual. If at any time they are found, I will procure and transmit you authentic copies thereof. Enclosed is Mr. Hammond’s memorial, also the receit of the Clerk for the expence of copying.—I am Sir very respectfully Your Excy’s obed servt.,

C. Gore

RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Jan. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

On 14 Jan. 1792 Gore wrote the following to TJ: “The papers alluded to in my former letters having been found, and the record of Pagan and Hooper perfected, I have an opportunity of forwarding you the inclosed; which, with the papers heretofore transmitted, make the copy of this cause compleat” (RC in DNA, RG 59, NL; not recorded in SJL).

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