Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Philip Turner, 23 February 1806

Newyork 23rd Febry 1806

Thos. Jefferson President
of the united states

Your philanthropic goodness will excuse me, so distressed, I have no where else To complain, I am injured by being keept out of my Just dues, I have received a line from Mr. Dana one of our connecticut gentlemen in congress on the subject of my claims. I do not like the complextion of his letter, I find my Jealousies and fears which I wrote to you about some time ago were Justly found, by his letter, he appears to keep up schism and marks me a distinguished democrat a favorite of the prevailing party where I ought to apply, if my friends does not appear for me I shall fail of getting my claims settled this session, I wish the president might see my memorial in the hands of Mr. Jno. C. Smith, and do with it as he thinks best, I am so in want I rather relinquish to the united states one half of my claims than to have them pass unsettled this term I wish to be honoured by a line what the prospects are.

I have the honour to be the Presidents most faithfull friend

P. turner

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