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Letter, 1807 January 13, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: Price, Chandler, 1765 or 6-1827
Abstract: Enclosed a true copy of a letter Price received that morning from Benjamin Morgan of New Orleans; Morgan "is a native of this state" and lived there until a few years ago; brings this to Jefferson's attention because of the conspiracies against the free and happy people. Letter enclosed: Morgan has heard of a conspiracy headed by Aaron Burr and General Wilkinson to either attack the Western country with aid received from Jamaica or to secede the territory west of the mountains and set up a new government. Does not have men and supplies enough to fight off the insurrection. Feels the French and common people will help oppose the conspirators. Fears insurrections such as this will continue to occur as long as the "high Americans" have no character and will not support the government. Hopes he will be able to stop the attack on New Orleans he feels will come in a few days.
Issued Date: 1807-01-13
Subjects: Morgan, Benjamin R., 1765-1840
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15367
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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