Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 31 July 1807

July 31. 07

Dear Sir

I do not know whom to select for the Indiana investigation. The public officers, and I know no one else there, are as follows

Governor— Harrison
Secretary— Gibson incapable
Register L.O. Badollet—honest but friend of Ewing
Recr. do— Ewing—accused

Judges— { Taylor—do
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.


Albert Gallatin

There is also a Michael Jones Register L.O. at Kaskaskias in Indiana. I do not know him.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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