[on or before 26 Oct. 1807]
Petition of lessees of Salines requesting leave to sell salt in Kentucky
Submitted to the President
by his obt. Sert
The difficulty is to fix the price at wh. they should sell in Kentucky, the fear of this being a speculation & it being questionable whether, so long as the whole quantity made is purchased on the spot, it be not better to trust individuals for distribution of the salt than to permit the lessees to carry away a part themselves—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.