Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Smith Barton, 11 January 1806

Washington Jan. 11. 06

Dear Sir

In answer to your letter of Dec. 27. I snatch a moment from incessant business & interruption to inform you that the Missouri & Missisipi chiefs will set out in a few days to go as far as New York & perhaps Boston, and consequently will give you an opportunity at Philadelphia of making all the enquiries you desire, & more satisfactorily by yourself than by another. There are 4. Little Osages, 2. Missouris, 1 Kanza, 1. Otto. 2 Panis, 2 Ayowas, 1 Sioux, 2 Renards, 5 Sacs & 1 Poutewatami, with 2 interpreters who serve for the whole. Accept affectionate salutations

Th: Jefferson

PHi: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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