Washington January 13th. 1808
applications have been made to me, to interfere in the internal concerns of the Indianna Territory (I presume because, when that Territory formed a part of the North western I had acted in an official capacity) but I certainly feel no disposition to intermeddle with their public affairs, farther than from my knowledge of the characters of some of the petitioners. I have thought is a duty, and which I hope you will pardon of troubling you with the inclosed communication which embraces the whole of the reasons for their wishes
with great respect and regard I am Sir Your obt Servt
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.