Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Graham to Thomas Jefferson, 11 June 1810

From John Graham

Dept of State 11th June 1810

Dear Sir

I had this Morning the Honor to receive your Letter of the 7th Inst: requesting that I would send you by the return of Post the Memoire of Moreau de Lislet on the subject of the Batture. This Paper is, I believe,in the hands of the attorney General and agreeably to your directions I have written to him to send it either to you or to me as soon as possible. Mr Poydrass no doubt has it; but he is in Phia. I had supposed too, that it was filed with the clerk of the House of Representatives or in the Treasury; but it is not. From the clerks office I have obtained the Papers in the Packet marked No 1—and from the Treasury those marked No 2. Some of them are Duplicates of those already sent to you; but I have thought that you might possibly want them for your Lawyers.

By the advice of Mr Smith I have not yet sent on your Letter to General Kosciuzko. It will go tomorrow under Cover to General Armstrong as you direct and be entrusted to a Mr Demeneu, a young Gentleman of known respectability, who sails in a few days from Baltimore for Bordeaux.

With Sentiments of the Highest Respect & Regard I have the Honor to be Sir Your most obt Sert

John Graham

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 June and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not identified.

Index Entries

  • Armstrong, John; dispatches mentioned search
  • Demeneu, Mr. search
  • Graham, John; and batture controversy search
  • Graham, John; letters from search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; letters to mentioned search
  • Magruder, Patrick; clerk of U.S. House of Representatives search
  • Magruder, Patrick; TJ seeks batture documents from search
  • Moreau Lislet, Louis; on batture controversy search
  • Poydras, Julien Lalande; and batture controversy search
  • Rodney, Caesar Augustus; and batture controversy search
  • Smith, Robert; secretary of state search