Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 23 February 1822

Dr Sir

Dr Wallis of Fauquier with whom I think you are acquainted seems desirous as his years advance to associate with his medical pursuits or perhaps substitute for them some employment which might relieve or lessen their labors. in what character of business his choice or opportunity might lead him to engage I do not know; but his talents & informs qualify him for a large range and his integrity renders him worthy of any trust. it is happy for the govmt when such men can be procured to fulfill the various duties of the public service, and none I believe will do it more faithfully than he would. my long acquaintance with him would render it a gratification to me should any opening occur which might avail the public of his services and at the same time accomodate his views. I am happy on this & every occn of repeating to you the assurances of my affectionate respect.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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