Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Ephraim Kirby, 22 September 1802

From Ephraim Kirby

Litchfield Septemr. 22nd. 1802


Being recently elected a member of the Legislature of Connecticut, and feeling unwilling to disappoint the wishes and expectations of my constituents, I have to solicit a discharge from the office of Supervisor of the Revenue. The business of this office is so far advanced toward a conclusion, that I apprehend the public can experience no essential inconvenience from my discharge at the present time. It will be important that I should know your pleasure on this subject by the 11th. of October.

I embrace this opportunity to express my gratitude for the honor you have done me, and to assure you of my highest

esteem & respect

Ephm. Kirby

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “His Excy. Thos. Jefferson President of U. States”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. and so recorded in SJL; in TJ’s hand, above inside address: “the suppression of the office is approved. Th:J Oct. 5. 1802.”

TJ appointed Kirby SUPERVISOR OF THE REVENUE for Connecticut in July 1801 (Vol. 35:599n).

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