Washington Oct. 14. 06.
Your memory has decieved you in supposing that I had any agency in the transactions stated in the inclosed papers, or any knolege of them. they are stated to have taken place under the administration of mr Henry as Governor of Virginia, at which time you suppose I was a member of his Executive council. I never was a member of that council. I succeeded him as Governor, but have no recollection of any correspondence with you while in that office, nor that any such person had been employed by my predecessor. if the records of that period are not lost, they may be resorted to for a verification of what you alledge; for which purpose your application must be to the present governor. to save you the trouble of making new copies of such lengthy statements I return all your papers & your letter with them. Accept my salutations & and respects.
P.S. your letter tho’ dated Feb. 1. was not recieved till Oct. 4.
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.