To Donald Fraser
Monticello Mar. 21. 12.
I have duly recieved your letter & now return you the papers it inclosed. I would very willingly serve you in solliciting the office you desire in New York had I a right to take that liberty with any one there. as it is, the only service I can render you is in counselling you as to the most hopeful course of application. it is exactly one of those suggested by yourself. the influence of the Secretary of state, if you can engage it thro’ any of your friends, is certainly the most likely to be of avail to you. I have some expectations of seeing him here soon, and will not fail to do you justice in presenting the subject to him. Accept my best wishes for your success & happiness.
PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Donald Frazer”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.