Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Breckinridge, 17 February 1803

To John Breckinridge

Feb. 17. 1803.

Th: Jefferson to mr. Brackenridge

I think the inclosed may properly furnish grounds for an amendment to the judiciary law, whenever it is before Congress; to be proposed by a member. Judge Innis inclosed it to me with an idea that the proposition might go from me to Congress: but this is hardly within the regular compass of message. I therefore turn it over to you.

RC (DLC: Breckinridge Family Papers); addressed: “The honble Mr. Breckenridge.” Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found, but see Harry Innes to TJ, 14 Jan. 1803.

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