Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 7 December 1804

7 Dec. 1804


The laws of Congress which provide for the organization & discipline of the Militia within the District of Columbia, having provided suitable tribunals for the trial of any number of said Militia for misconduct, it is inexpedient for the Executive to interfere in the manner contemplated by the address refered to in your letter of the 6th. Inst.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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