Mint of U.S. Jan’y, 13, ’20
In one of this morning’s papers, [the Aurora] I observe the copy of a letter from you to Mr. Neville of Pittsburgh “respecting the medals given by Congress to certain officers”…Now, Sir, as on this subject I can communicate all the information which it is probable may be required, I beg leave to inform you—That while Mr Burr was vice President of the U. States, he brought to the Mint a pair of dies, for medals commemorative of General Gates’ capture of Burgoine; with which, at his request, Mr Eckfeldt, now chief coiner, struck & delivered to him, twelve silver, & a number of tin medals. The dies were left in the custody of Mr Eckfeldt: They are still in good preservation, & ready to be delivered to any person authorized to receive them.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.