From Joseph Nourse
City of Washington 24 feb: 1801
Having devoted about twenty one Years of my past Life in the Service of the United States in the Treasury Department; I beg leave to offer the continuance thereof under the Executive of the Government, to which Sir! you have been elected in an accordance with the wishes of the People; and on which occasion, I wou’d beg the acceptance of my best Congratulations, and to assure you of my high personal Respects and attachment to your Administration
I have the honor to be Sir! Your most obed. & most humble Servant
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr President of the United States Elect”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.
Nourse continued as register of the Treasury in the Treasury Department until his removal by Andrew Jackson in May 1829 (Washington, Papers, Pres. Ser., 3:32).