To Edmund J. Lee, Cuthbert Powell, and Archibald McClean
Monticello Aug. 14. 1803.
On my arrival here I recieved from the person I had employed for that purpose, copies of the acts respecting the town of Alexandria, which had been selected from my collection of the printed laws. although I have not had time to examine & compare them myself, the correctness of the transcriber on former occasions gives me entire confidence that these are correct. I now inclose them, & beg leave to assure you of my respect & esteem.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Messrs. Lee, Powell & Mc.lean”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures not found, but see TJ to Lee, Powell, and McClean, 15 Apr. 1803, for the list of acts to be transcribed.
person i had employed: on 3 Sep., TJ paid Thomas C. Fletcher $8.33 “for copyg. acts for Alexandria” (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1106). A letter from Fletcher to TJ of 18 July 1803, recorded in SJL as received from Charlottesville four days later, has not been found.