Feb. 2. 06.
Th: J to Genl. Dearborne
I propose tomorrow morning to send to both houses the act of S.C. with the inclosed message. is there sufficient reason to be satisfied that the positions ceded are the best? or ought we not to examine & say what positions we think worth taking & will take & fortify, & consequently to require a suitable modification of their act? the condition of fortifying them all in 3. years, or to lose what we shall have done, merits consideration.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.