Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Sullivan, 8 October 1807

Boston 8th October 1807


I have the honor to transmit to you, a Resolution of both Houses of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, requesting me to apply to the Government of the Union in behalf of the unfortunate Claimants, under the Act of the State of Georgia of 1795 to part of their western Territory, who are Citizens of this State—I cannot but flatter myself, that in communicating this Representation to both Houses of Congress, you will give it that support by your Recommendation, which the Interest & Happiness of the Union so greatly require, and the Justice of the Claim, and the sufferings of the Claimants so loudly demand.—

I am with every consideration of high respect and esteem—Your most Obed Servt—

James Sullivan

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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