Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Simon Harris, 16 August 1805

State of New Hampshire.
Bridgwater. 16th August 1805

Honored and Dear Sir

you will excuse me for boldness in asking you for a favor that is I have a grate desire, to go into the Louisiana Countrey it appears to me to be much more delightsom then in New Hampshire by the information that I can gather the Favour is that you will give me some appointment if there is a vacant and if your are despos’d to do me that Honour it will be consider’d as an rendered favour a tower in to that Countrey During the wintry season would be very pleasing to me—

I have nothing of Moment to inform you of as to Politicks it is a peacable time the union to the present & Adminstrtion of our General Government very fast increases

this from your privet but True Friend

Simon Harris

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

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