20 January 1806
When in Balte. a few Days past, I mentioned to Capt. McLellan (of the Artillery) that Genl. Wilkinson had been Charged with having induced the Sheriff of St. Louis to pack a Jury. He said he did not beleive the Charge. The next day he met the Sheriff by Accident in a Store a Copy of whose Deposition I took the liberty to send you least any impression should be made unfavorable to the General from the Letter of Mr. Lucus, sent Mr. Anderson. I have the honor to be
your Obed serv.
I will thank you, if you will return the Deposition.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.