Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Cleves Symmes, 11 August 1793

To John Cleves Symmes

Philadelphia Aug. 11. 1793.


Governor Sinclair has inclosed me a Proclamation dated July 24. and summoning the legislature of the North-Western territory to meet at Cincinnati on the 1st. day of September, of which he desired me to notify yourself and Judge Turner. It is out of my power to do it as to the latter, as I do not know where he is. I have the honor to be with great respect, Sir Your most obedt. humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “honble Judge Symes.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL).

For the proclamation, whose official date was 25 July 1793, see Arthur St. Clair to TJ, 9 Aug. 1793, and note. A missing letter from Symmes to TJ of 6 Sep. 1793 is recorded in SJL as received from Elizabeth-town on 7 Sep. 1793.

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