To George Turner
Philadelphia Apr. 17. 1793.
The inconveniences which have resulted to the Territory of the US. Northwest of the Ohio, from the absence of the legislative and judiciary bodies, and the length of time, you have in particular been absent have rendered it necessary, in the opinion of the President, that some legal enquiry into the causes of it should be instituted: and I have it in charge from him to inform you, that the Attorney General of the US. is instructed to consider, and to do what may be proper on the occasion. I have the honor to be with great esteem & respect Sir Your most obedt. & most humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honble Judge Turner.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL). Enclosed in TJ to Edmund Randolph, 17 Apr. 1793.
TJ submitted this letter to the President on 18 Apr. 1793 (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 110).