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letter 1


The Hon. Mesrs Goodhue and Ames have informed me of my appointment to publish the Laws, &c. of the United States for the Eastern States. As I have not, as yet, received any information thereof, or my duty, <fro>m your Excellency's office; I have to request that I may be furnished with such direction as may be necessary to the right discharge of my duty. With emotions of gratitude, and respect, I am, your Excellency's most obedient

most humble servant,
Benj. Russell
His Excellency Mr Jefferson.