Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Clement Biddle, 28 June 1793

To Clement Biddle

Philadelphia June 28. 1793.


I have written to the British Minister here on the case of Mr. Lemaigre. He has this day called on me and promised that he will furnish the Agent of Mr. Le Maigre with a letter to the Governor of Jamaica, recommending his case to his attention and justice. In addition to this I can only furnish the agent with a passport naming his general business. Mr. Lemaigre cannot arm his Agent with too much testimony of the citizenship of all the parties. I am with great esteem Sir Your most obedt. servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Colo. Clemt. Biddle.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL); misdated 23 June 1793.

TJ was probably respondingto a missing letter from Biddle of 26 June 1793, recorded in SJL as received the same day, which presumably enclosed documents detailing Peter Lemaigre’s complaint, some of which TJ passed on to George Hammond, the British Minister here, in a letter also dated 26 June 1793.

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