From Robert Smith
Department of State 6th June 1810
I had the Honor to forward to you by the last Mail, most of the Papers belonging to this Department, which relate to the Batture. I now send the residue and should add to them a copy of the Instructions under which the Marshal took possession of that Property, were they to be found on our Records.
RC (DLC); in John Graham’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 June 1810 and so recorded in SJL.
The instructions to Francis Joseph Le Breton D’orgenoy have not been found.