From Charles Carter
Fredbg Decr 19th 93
My son Charles will deliver this letter, who goes on in the stage, in consequence of a letter, by yesterdays post, from his Brother Walker, informing him you had a vacancy, in your Office, which he shoud fill, provided he coud go up, in a few Weeks. It gave me so much1 satisfaction, to find my Friend would Take my son into his own imploy, that I determined he shoud proceed this day. To you my Friend I commit my Son, and flatter myself, youl find him a usefull young man, and worthy of your Patronage. I was exceedingly concerned, to hear Chatham, say by a letter to Mansfield, you were to be in Virginia, early the next month, and it was thought you wou’d resign. But I now flatter myself, he was mistaken. With great regard and sincere thanks, for your kindness to my Son, I am Dr Sr Yr Affe & Obligd Hble St
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Dec. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.
On the day TJ received this letter he appointed Charles Landon Carter to a clerkship in the State Department (Memorandum Book of the Department of State, 26 Dec. 1793, DNA: RG 360, PCC).
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