Monticello Aug. 7. 07.
I inclose you a letter recieved yesterday on the subject of Genl. Presley Nevil, with respect to both him & his son I believe there is no doubt of a participation in Burr’s designs but I suppose that after the issue of the principal trial will be the proper time to decide what subordinate offenders may be laid hold of.
I learn by the newspapers that I am to have another subpoena duces tecum for Eaton’s declaration. with respect to my personal attendance higher duties keep me here. during the present & ensuing month I am here to avoid the diseases of tide-water situations, and all communications on the business of my office, by arrangements which have been taken, will be daily recieved and transacted here. with respect to the paper in question, it was delivered to the Attorney Genl. with all the other papers relating to Burr. I have therefore neither that nor any of the others in my possession. possibly the Atty Genl. may have delivered it to you. if not, he has it, & he is the person to whom a subpoena to bring that or any others into court, may be at once addressed. I salute you with friendship and respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.