Extract from Kirkland’s letter, dated Kanandaiqua Feb. 25. 1792. ‘The British at Niagara, hold out this idea, that the U.S. will not be able to refund the confiscated tory estates. Therefore a new boundary line must be made betwixt the two powers, and that this line will probably be from the Genesee to the Ohio, and that their Ambassedor Mr. Hammond is sent over to negociate the business. This is talked of as a serious matter at the garrison and it’s vicinity.’
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 7 Mch. 1792 and recorded in SJPL, in which the entry reads: “G. W. to Th: J. with Kirkland’s letter on the British views”; that part of text following Washington’s initials is in TJ’s hand, being extracted from the enclosure and transcribed at the bottom of text.