Thomas Jefferson Papers

VI. Dearborn’s Remarks on the Draft, 23 November 1802

VI. Dearborn’s Remarks on the Draft

[23 Nov. 1802]

May it not be expedient to intimate that if a dry dock at this place should succeed, that others at more Northern ports may be likewise proper for such Ships as may be hereafter built.

will it not be proper to make some mention of the measures taken for commencing the establishment of a Magazine & Armoury in S. Carolina.—

RC (DLC); in Dearborn’s hand, written at foot of the preceding document; undated; endorsed by TJ as a letter from the War Department of 23 Nov. received on that day and “Message” and so recorded in SJL.

In the section of the annual message relating to the proposed dry dock, TJ incorporated Dearborn’s suggestion about holding open the possibility of building such facilities in other ports.

magazine & armoury: see Dearborn to TJ, 31 July. TJ did not mention that subject in the annual message.

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