July 31. 07
I do not know whom to select for the Indiana investigation. The public officers, and I know no one else there, are as follows
|Register L.O.||Badollet—honest but friend of Ewing|
|Vanderburgh—convicted of forgery by Ewing as one of the land commissrs. in one of his land claims—and from that quarter, probably the accusation originates—|
|T. Davis—you know|
|Member of Congress.||Parks—friend of Harrison & Ewing|
Perhaps Capn. Lewis may know & suggest some body. We cannot send from another quarter on a charge which may not be supported, as it would cause a considerable expense.
There is also a Michael Jones Register L.O. at Kaskaskias in Indiana. I do not know him.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.