13 Ap. 08
The enclosed is an application for a regular packet on Lake Champlain from Vermont to Canada during the embargo. It is embraced by no law but the first general act which excepts vessels authorised by the President. The permission may facilitate the evasions of the embargo.
Mr Newton is slow & I have been very unwell. He has however my bill as amended & containing 9 Sections. Whether reported by him I do not know.
Respectfully Your obedt. Servt.
Worthington would not certainly take a land office, much less go to Steubenville. There are many capable persons there but all federalists, the town having been first established by James Ross & his friends. Huntingdon had once asked for it; but he is now a judge. Meigs is the most capable. I will consult Tiffin & Morrow