From John Steele
[12 Apr. 1792]
I have considered the subject matter of your enquiries, and have nothing further to communicate, than what my colleague has stated in the foregoing letter. Many instances of the renewal of bonds, and giving bonds for old book debts due to Brittish subjects which were barr’d by limitation, are within my knowledge.—I have the honor to be Sir Your huml. Servant,
RC (DLC); addressed: “The Honble Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ: “Groves—Steele, John”; also endorsed as received 12 Apr. 1792 and so recorded in SJL. The “foregoing” letter by Steele’s colleague was that of W. Barry Grove, 12 Apr. 1792, as proved by the endorsement, which thus establishes the date of the above.