To Thomas Newton
Washington Dec. 8. 1802.
I have the pleasure now to inclose you a copy of the act of assembly which you desired. it could not be authenticated in any way: but I send you mr Carr’s letter, which assures me that it is an accurate copy. Accept assurances of my esteem & great respect.
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Colo Thomas Newton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures: (1) Dabney Carr to TJ, 30 Nov., recorded in SJL as received 7 Dec. but not found. (2) A copy of a 1764 colonial Virginia law pertaining to the Anglican parish in Norfolk (see Vol. 38:454–5).