Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Conrad Lange, 28 January 1803

From John Conrad Lange

New York 28 January 1803

Hitherto I have hoped in vain for an answer respecting my deceased uncle, the merchant Adam Lange in Charleston, South Carolina. As my circumstances oblige me to return to Europe, I have given a regular power of attorney to Mr. Caspar Semler, near the 3 mile-stone, for the further prosecution of the business. I have therefore humbly to beg your Excellency to send the ultimatum, or at least the papers I lodged, to the said gentleman. In expectation of my petition being complied with I remain &c.

Joh: Conrad Lange

Tr (MHi); translation in Jacob Wagner’s hand; dateline and signature supplied from RC. RC (same); in German; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.

the papers i lodged: aside from the letter printed above, the Editors have found no evidence of any correspondence or contact between Lange and TJ.

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