Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 14 March 1803

From Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

Connecticut Lebanon 14th Mar: 1803


I have been honored with your Excellency’s Letter of Febry last—covering a Report of a Committee relative to the Militia Institution of the UStates,—and shall take care to have them placed before the Legislature of this State, at their approaching Session in May next—

With high respect & regard I have the Honor to be Sir Your Obet Servant

Jona Trumbull

RC (PHi); at foot of text: “President of the UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Mch. and so recorded in SJL with notation “W”; also endorsed by TJ: “to be filed in War office.”

Scion of one of Connecticut’s most prominent families, Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (1740–1809), was George Washington’s military secretary during the American Revolution and served in Congress from 1789 to 1796. A Federalist, Trumbull became governor of Connecticut in 1798 and retained the office until his death (ANB description begins John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, New York and Oxford, 1999, 24 vols. description ends ).

letter of febry last: Circular to the Governors of the States, 25 Feb. 1803.

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