Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Gideon Granger, 25 April 1806

Apr. 25. 06.

Th:J. to mr Granger.

According to Lafon’s map, which is the most minute & probably the most correct, of the Environs of N. Orleans, it may seem doubtful whether it is best to cross the Pearl river at the Spanish road & come down on the West side to the Rigolet at Stikinoula, or to take off from that road on the East side of the river where it is intersected by one of the Indian paths travd by Lafon, & come down to Bois-doré, or to Pearl river some distance above it’s mouth. if the way on the West side is practicable, it has the advantage of shortening the navigation very much. but these circumstances can be estimated only by persons on the spot. friendly salutations.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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