Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Zebulon Hollingsworth, 5 December 1793

To Zebulon Hollingsworth

Philadelphia Dec. 5. 1793.


Notwithstanding the sale of the Pilgrim it may be of importance to possess evidence of the place of her capture. I am therefore to ask the favor of you to have the evidence taken according to the general1 rules heretofore communicated to you, and to send the same to me. I have the honor to acknolege the receipt of your letters of Nov. 26. and 30. & to be with great respect Sir your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Zebulon Hollingsworth.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL).

General rules: see TJ to the District Attorneys, 10 Nov. 1793, and enclosure. The letters of Nov. 26. and 30. 1793 from Hollingsworth, the District Attorney for Maryland, written from Baltimore and recorded in SJL as received 28 Nov. and 3 Dec. 1793, respectively, have not been found.

1Word interlined.

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