From Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.
Monticello Dec: 28. 1792.
This letter is borne by Serjeant Sydnor whom I must request you will aid in his suit to the Secretary of War for advancement in the army. His fondness for a military life induced him to accept of a post far inferior to what his character and acquirements intitled him.
By giving him any assistance in your power to retrieve his loss you will much oblige Sir your most sincere friend & hble Servt.
Th: M. Randolph
RC (ViW: Tucker-Coleman Collection); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Secretary of State Philada.”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Feb. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in William G. Sydnor to TJ, [before 13 Feb. 1793].