Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Abraham Bishop, 10 October 1805

Newhaven october 10. 1805.


Having been informed that the office of Chief justice of the territory of Michigan is vacant & that application for it will be made in behalf of Jesse Atwater esqr. of this place, I take the liberty of stating to the president—

that Mr Atwater has, of late years, been deprived of his just share of practice, as a lawyer, on account of his republican principles & exertions—that he has a family, to the support of which his income as post master is incompetent—& that his talents, acquired knowlege & manners appear to qualify him for such an office. Mr. Granger will address the President in favor of Mr. Atwater as soon as his health will permit.—

I am, Sir with perfect respect Yr obedient servant

Abrm Bishop

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

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