Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Smith, 7 February 1807

Washington Feby 7.—1807—


I have the pleasure of believing, that the Senate will agree to provide for the defence of its Orleans Territory, in the mode you recommend, for promoting & encourageing an American population in it. I hope the H. of Representatives will concur in the measure, as surely it is of the utmost importance to the Territories on the Mississippi & the western States—

Permit me to trouble you with the enclosed, & should you require copies of them, they shall be furnished—

If you will have the goodness to transmit me Burrs letter & my deposition they shall be immeadiately return’d, after my taking copies of them—

I have the honour to be Sir with due respect Your ob Sert.

John Smith

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