Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Rowan, 19 October 1804

Frankfort Octr 19th 1804


Having been informed that Mr. John Clay is a Candidate for the office of Collector at the port of Orleans and having been for a long time intimately acquainted with Mr. Clay I feel no hesitation in certifying that Mr. Clay is in My opinion well qualified for the office of Collector

He is a prompt & accurate accomptant—a man of good information and General acquaintance with Men and things—of Gentlemanly Deportment and Strict integrity—I do not know that the office coud be better filled—

I have the Honor to be Sir yr. Obt. Hble Srvt

John Rowan

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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