Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Hammond, 28 May 1806

St Louis 28th. May 1806

The Inclosed papers will Shew you an event which has lately Occurred here which I regret Very much indeed—I should not Take upon myself to address you upon the Subject but leave that task to those whose immedeat duty it is, but I think I have seen a Disposition manifested by the Executive here to Give to the Circumstance the most unfavourable appearance on the part of Mr. Hammond who Unfortunately has had a part in the Affair; the Copy of the inquest will Save the Necessity for further Comments as to the death of the Indian; & as the Governor in a letter Directed to the Atty Genl States the disposition of the Indians to be different from what I have understood they had manifested in their Counsels upon the Occasion, I cover a Certifycate on that Subject, these are all the Observations I have time or feel disposed to make at present upon this unpleasant affair, & Shall only add that I am with the utmost Respect, & High Consideration

Your Mo: Ob: Hble. Servant

S: Hammond Senr.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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