Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Dearborn, 18 February 1808

[18 Feb. 1808]

Th:J. to Genl. Dearborne

Should we take any notice of these declarations of the St. Regis Indians? St. Regis or the head of the lake St. Francis seems to be the point where, if a site could be found favorable we should place our extreme post.

[Reply by Dearborn:]

Sir, may it not be advisable to request Mr. Sailly to hold friendly intercourse with such of the St. Regis Chiefs as may be inclined to [visit] him occasionally, and to make them some small presents.

H Dearborn

DNA: RG 107—LRUS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Unregistered Series.

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