Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, with Jefferson’s Note, 22 November 1802

From Henry Dearborn, with Jefferson’s Note

[22 Nov. 1802]


Will you be so obliging as to inform me whether the Journals and other papers relating to the several Indian Treaties, should accompany the respective Treaties when presented to you.

with respectfull concideration I am Sir Your Huml. Servt

H. Dearborn

[Note by TJ:]

The Senate always expect a communication of all papers throwing light on the treaty, and have called for them when withheld.

RC (DLC); undated; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 22 Nov. received from the War Department on that day and “Communicns to Senate” and so recorded in SJL.

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