Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Marston Green, 14 December 1802

From Thomas Marston Green

Decer 14th 1802


I have the pleasure of enclosing a Letter which I received this day, from His Excellency William C. C. Claiborne, for your perusal

With great respect & esteem I am Sir, your mo: obt: Servt:

Thomas M. Green

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); at foot of text: “His Excellency Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Dec. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ:

“Cato West } Govr. Claiborne recommends one of these to be Surveyor Genl of Missisipi, in a letter enclosed in this for my perusal & returned.”
 David Ker
 Abner Green
 Capt. Claiborne

Enclosure not found.

Virginia native Thomas Marston Green (1758–1813) moved to the Natchez region in the early 1780s. A member of the Mississippi Territory’s first general assembly, he served as the territorial delegate to Congress from December 1802 to March 1803, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Narsworthy Hunter (Biog. Dir. Cong. description begins Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Washington, D.C., 1989 description ends ).

None of the men recommended by claiborne received the appointment to be surveyor of the lands south of Tennessee, which instead went to Isaac Briggs (Vol. 32:502n).

Index Entries