Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John F. Mifflin, 24 April 1792

From John F. Mifflin

Tuesday Morning April 24. 1792

Dear Sir

I find on Examination that the Case you alluded to [in which the Executors of Bond or the Executors of Osburn were Plaintiffs against the Executors of Samuel Mifflin Defendants] was subsequent in Point of time to the Publication of Dallas’s Reports, but the Doctrine you mention of the Court allowing no Interest on British Contracts during the Continuance of the late War has been often affirmed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and is mentioned by the Court in Williams versus Craig (Dallas’s Reports. 313) as a point settled.—I am Sir with much Respect Your very humble Servant,

John F. Mifflin

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire High Street”; endorsed by TJ: “Ozborne v. Mifflin’s exrs.”; brackets in MS. Not recorded in SJL.

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