From Edmund Custis
Baltimore 11th Augt. 1802
On hearing of the death of Mr. Dandrige Consul at Auxcayes, in St. Domingo & finding bussiness extreamly dull here, Am induced to Solicit an appointment to succeed him, having been long Accustom’d to that Climate
I am Dr Sir Very Respectfully your Mo. Obt. Servt
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); addressed: “Thos. Jefferson, Esquire President of the U. States”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ: “to be Consul at Auxcayes.”
Bartholomew Dandridge (DANDRIGE), Jr., died at Cayes, Saint-Domingue, on 17 July. TJ had named him commercial agent at Port Républicain (Port-au-Prince) in November 1801 (Baltimore Democratic Republican, 10 Aug. 1802; Vol. 33:677, 678; Vol. 35:312–3). For a previous attempt by Custis to SOLICIT AN APPOINTMENT, see Custis to TJ, 15 Mch. 1801.