Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Willcox, 11 February 1805

District of Connecticut,
Killingworth 11th. Feby. 1805


Permit me to Observe that Noah Lester Esqr. Counselor at Law, offers himself as a candidate for some imployment under the general government, he wishes to be placed in some of the Territorial Governments as a Judge or District Attorney, ether of which I belive he wold fill with propriety—He is a gentleman of Abilities, Respected in his profession, & has been a uniform & regular suporter of Republican principals, & strongly attached to the present Administration—beliving Mr. Lester, capable & that the Public interest wold be well served, must plead my excuse, for the liberty I take, & the trouble I give, by recomending him to your Excellency favorable notice—

I am Sir with sentiments of high respect & Esteem Your Excellencys Obd. H Servant

Joseph Willcox

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

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