Treasury Department Decer. 11th 1806
The collector of Chester town (Maryland) has been dead several weeks; and a successor ought to be appointed. The reason of the delay in laying the subject before you is that the only applicant is Thomas Nicholson who is Mrs. Gallatin’s uncle. I have now waited more than a month & no other person has applied at least to me; but you may perhaps have received some other application. Mr Wright whose letters I enclose lives in Chester town. Mr. Lloyd is the nearest representative in Congress; but Dr. Archer who lives on the western shore represents the district where the office is kept, the river of Chester being the boundary between his & Mr Lloyd’s. Mr Reed elected Senator comes from the county itself. (Kent)
With great respect Your obedt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.