Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Matthew Walton, 19 April 1805

Ky. Springfield April 19th. 1805—


You may remember that a few days before I left the City of washington I handed to you a recommendation from the Kentucky delegation, recommending Mr Felix Grundy & Mr. John Thompson as fit persons to fill the appointment of commissioners to adjust the Claims to lands in Louisiana under an act of the last Congress, I having my doubts whether they woud ’ere have conversed with Mr. Grundy on the subject, & find he is willing to serve if appointed in the uper District, unless his not understanding French accurately is a surmountable difficulty I cannot help reminding you that I am convinsed you cannot make an appointment that will Give more Satisfaction, he is a Lawyer of as high Standing as any in this state, & a man of profound education & one I think I can Answer will do the duty accurately if appointed

I am Sir your most Obt Servant

Matthew Walton

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

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