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Report from the Territory of the South

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Date June 19, 1793
Author Name Thomas Jefferson (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The Secretary of State has received from the Secretary of the Territory of the South a report on the activities of the territorial government to be presented to the President. There does not appear to be anything for the President to act on unless, as suggested by Mr. Smith, it should be necessary to lay before Congress the act of their legislature in 1792. Jefferson recommends consulting the Attorney General on the matter.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Published in the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Main Series, Vol. 26, 326-327.
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Jefferson; Attorney General; Secretary of State; President; George Washington; Edmund Randolph; Secretary of the Territory of the US South of the Ohio; Mr. Smith; Congress; legislature; ;
Related Places Territory of the US South of the Ohio; Ohio River; ;
Keywords report; proceedings; law; act; ;
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The Secretary of State having received from the Secretary of the
territory of the [illegible] South of the Ohio a report of the [illegible, last letter is d]
ings of that government from Sept 1792. to the 15th of Feb. 1793
Report to the President of the US.
That they do not contain any
thing necessary for him to act on: unless, as it is supported by Mr
Smith. It should be [illegible] to [illegible] before [illegible] the act of their legis-
lature of [illegible . ] [illegible 2 digit number] 1792. That the Secretary of State knows of no [illegible] or circumstances which requires this to be done, yet he thinks it
will be safe to consult the Attorney General of the US. Rather there
be any such law, before any conclusion taken.
Tho Jefferson
June 19.1792