Washington June 12. 07.
Mr. Hay desires the letter of Genl. Wilkinson specified in the inclosed paper from Burr’s counsel, & in the extract from my message. it was in the bundle of papers I gave you, which bundle I supposed you had left with mr Hay. if you did not, will you be so good as to forward to me immediately this particular letter of Oct. 21. that I may judge whether all, or how much of it may be communicated. when shall we see you? Affectionate salutations.
CSmH: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
22 June 1807
‘by a letter recd from that officer (Genl Wilkinson) on the 25th. of Nov. but dated Oct. 21. we learnt that a confidential agent of Aaron Burr had been deputed to him, with communications, partly written in cypher, & partly oral, explaining his designs, exaggerating his resources, & making such offers of emolument & command to engage him & the army in his unlawful enterprises as he had flattered himself would be successful. the General with the honor of a souldier and fidelity of a good citizen, immediately dispatched a trusty officer to me with information of what had passed &c