Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James L. Donaldson, 11 January 1807

New York. January 11th. 1807.


I lose no time in forwarding to the seat of Government the enclosed Dispatches from Genl Wilkinson, and agreeably to his instructions shall follow them to Washington, as early as a short but necessary delay here will permit—

I have in my charge three boxes directed to the President of the United States, which had been forwarded from St Louis to New Orleans by Capt. Lewis—These packages I shall if a good opportunity offer during the few days I shall remain here, either forward to Baltimore, Alexandria, or if possible Georgetown, or Washington—If an opportunity to one or other of these Ports do not present itself, I shall leave the Packages in the Public Stores under the care of the Collector of this Port—

I have the honor to be with respect, Your obt hble Serv.

Jas. L Donaldson.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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