Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to United States Senate, 2 December 1807

Dec. 2. 1807

To the Senate of the United States.

In compliance with the request made in the resolution of the Senate of Nov. 30. I must inform them that when the prosecutions against Aaron Burr & his associates were instituted, I delivered to the Attorney General all the evidence on the subject, formal & informal, which I had recieved, to be used by those employed in the prosecutions. on the reciept of the resolution of the Senate I referred it to the Attorney General with a request that he would enable me to comply with it by putting into my hands such of the papers as might give information relative to the conduct of John Smith a senator from the State of Ohio, as an alledged associate of Aaron Burr, and having this moment recieved from him the affidavit of Elias Glover, with an assurance that it is the only paper in his possession which is within the terms of the request of the Senate, I now transmit it for their use.

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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