Thomas Jefferson Papers

Affidavit of Samuel Bayard, 25 April 1792

Affidavit of Samuel Bayard

Philadelphia April 25th. 1792.

I do hereby certify that there never has been, either originally instituted, in the Supreme Court of the United States, or removed there, from any inferiour Court of the United States, any suit or claim, between a subject of the King of Great Britain on the one part and a citizen, or citizens of the United States on the other.—As witness my hand,

of the Supreme Court of the United States

MS (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed. PrC (DLC); in Lambert’s hand; at head of text TJ added “No. 48.” (this being one of the documents appended to TJ to Hammond, 29 May 1792). Not recorded in SJL.

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