Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Caesar Augustus Rodney, 22 March 1807

Sunday Mar. 22. 07.

Th:J. to mr Rodney

Burr, as a prisoner under a guard of 10. men, passed Coweta 800. miles from here, on the 3d. inst. at 30. miles a day he will be at Cartersville on James river on Thursday the 26th. there is not therefore one moment to be lost in deciding and acting on these questions. 1. must he not be ordered from Cartersville down to Richmond for trial? 2. should not an express go off instantly to meet him at Cartersville? Will mr Rodney be so good as to call on me between 8. & 9. this morning to consult on the above? I ask him thus early, because between 9. & 10. my head ach comes on which renders me incapable of business.

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