Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Aaron Burr, 6 February 1802

To Aaron Burr

Feb. 6. 1802.

Th: Jefferson with his salutations to the Vice President returns him the letter he put into his hands for perusal. the Secretary at war had a high opinion of mr Barron: but on the informations he has recieved, that opinion is suspended. the matter being sub judice no more ought to be said, than that no prejudices will be in the way of justice.

RC (CtY); addressed: “The Vice President of the US.”; endorsed by Burr. Enclosure not found (see Kline, Burr description begins Mary-Jo Kline, ed., Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr, Princeton, 1983, 2 vols. description ends , 2:674).

Sub judice: that is, “under judicial consideration.” For George Baron’s appearance before a court of inquiry at West Point, see Baron to TJ, 21 Dec. 1801.

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