To Jacob Wagner
Monticello Sep. 14. 03.
Be pleased to fill up a commission for Abraham Bishop of Connecticut to be Collector of Newhaven. the stile of the commission to Samuel Bishop, his father, now dead, will be a guide in the present case. I believe it will be best for you to send it to mr Madison direct for his signature, & to be returned by him to you instead of forwarding it to me, as I shall then probably be on the road to Washington where I can sign it on my arrival. Accept my salutations [& respects]
PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. Wagner.” Recorded in SJL with notation “commn Abr. Bishop.”