Thomas Jefferson Papers

Report on the Proceedings of the Northwest Territory, 29 October 1792

Report on the Proceedings of the Northwest Territory

The Secretary of State has had under consideration the Report of the proceedings of the Secretary of the Territory of the U.S. North West of the Ohio in the absence of the Governor from January the 1st. to June 30th. 1792. and


to the President of the United States that there is nothing contained therein which requires any thing to be done on the part of the President of the United States.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR). PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDR). Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Recorded in SJPL.

Tobias Lear had transmitted the proceedings to TJ in a letter of 28 Oct. 1792, noting that Washington had received them the day before and wished to have a report from the Secretary of State should there be “anything which requires the agency or particular notice of the President” (PrC in DNA: RG 59, MLR; FC in Lb in same, SDC). They are printed in Terr. Papers, description begins Clarence E. Carter and John Porter Bloom, eds., The Territorial Papers of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1934–, 28 vols. description ends iii, 360–80.

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