Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Hammond, 6 July 1792

From George Hammond

Philadelphia 6th. July 1792.


In answer to your letter of this day, I have the honor of stating to you, that I have no information as to the precise situation of Caldwell manor; but from a variety of circumstances I am inclined to believe that Caldwell manor either is situated near to, or forms part of, the town of Alburgh, which town, though on the south side of the 45th degree of latitude, is under the protection and jurisdiction of the district of Point au fer, now occupied by his Majesty’s garrison.

I shall esteem it a favor, if you will acquaint me with the determination of the government of the United States on this subject as early as may be convenient. I have the honor to be with sentiments of the most perfect consideration, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant,

Geo. Hammond

RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 July 1792 and so recorded in SJL. Tr (Lb in same).

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