Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Heads of Departments, 29 April 1802

To Heads of Departments

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of the heads of the departments to examine and consider the charges of Colo. Worthington against Govr. St. Clair with the answer of the latter and the documents in support or invalidation of the charges; & to favor him with their opinion in writing on each charge distinctly, whether ‘established’ or ‘not established,’ and whether those ‘established’ are sufficiently weighty to1 render the removal of the Governor proper?2

Th: Jefferson
April 29. 1802.

PrC (DLC). Enclosures not found, but see below.

For the CHARGES by Thomas WORTHINGTON against Arthur ST. CLAIR, and St. Clair’s defense of his tenure as governor of the Northwest Territory, see Charges Against Arthur St. Clair, at 30 Jan. 1802.

1Canceled: “to justify.”

2TJ first wrote “render his removal proper” before altering the text to read as above.

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