Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Turner, 30 March 1793

To George Turner

Philadelphia Mar. 30. 1793.


Having received letters from Mr. Sargent, Secretary and acting governor of the North Western territory, stating the extreme inconveniences which the people of that territory are experiencing from the absence of that body which constitutes both their legislature and Judiciary, I think it my duty, to inclose you copies thereof, not doubting but that you will duly feel the urgency of their calls for your presence. I have the honor to be with great respect, Sir your most obedt. & most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honble Judge Turner.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL). For the enclosures, see Winthrop Sargent to TJ, 7 Feb. 1793, and note.

On 18 Apr. 1793 TJ submitted this letter and its enclosures to the President, who approved and returned them the following day (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 110, 114).

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