Saturday 4 Apr 1807
Notwithstanding what was said yesterday respecting Judge Meigs, yet as he is satisfied, & an accumulation of officers is ineligible & will be unpopular, I am glad to have received this morning the enclosed recommendation for Receiver at Detroit. Abbot being a native of the territory is a recommendation; and Hoffman’ opinion is entitled to great consideration.
Respectfully Your obedt. Ser.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.