Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Gideon Granger, 16 August 1808

Washington Augt: 16th. 1808

Dear Sir,

I have completed the Summer Contracts with more than common success, and fixed the mails for great increase of motion on the main route after 1st. of Octr:—

The line from here to fort Stoddart is very regular & as far as Athen’s the mail is rapidly carried—from Fort Stoddart to New Orleans it continues to be irregular.

There is certainly a robber between here & N. Carolina & another between Nashville and Franfort K. The General Post Office has adopted the most proper means to detect the Offenders.

Having placed the business of my office in a Situation as elligible as possible I am going to visit my family & expect to return by the middle of Octr.

Yours most respetfully.

Gidn Granger

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