From Peter Minor
Ridgeway Augt 16th 1813
I return you the Act which you so obligingly enclosed to me yesterday,1 with my thanks for your friendly & polite consideration of me as a person qualified to fill the office of a principal assessor. Such an office would interfere but little with my present avocations. I therefore agree to accept the appointment if confered on me, with the hope that your self & other intelligent Friends will aid me with your counsel in any difficulties that may occur in discharging the office, the duties of which, from a mere perusal of the Law I confess I do not fully comprehend— Accept assurances of my sincere friendship & respect
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. FC (ViU: TJP); entirely in Minor’s hand. Enclosure: enclosure to TJ to Minor, 15 Aug. 1813.
1. In FC “agreeably to your request, together” is substituted for preceding eight words.