Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Abraham, Dr. Edwards, 18 June 1807

Fort Wayne June 18th. 1807


Since at this Post. I have united myself in the holy bands of Wedlock, to the Daughter of Colo. Thomas Hunt, and finding this an unpleasant situation, for a family, without society, or even an Opportunity of improvement. I have, although conscience of the impropriety, directed this immediately to You; that you may the better be acquainted with my situation. and at the same time, I have the assurance, to solicit the appointment of. Register of the Land Office, to be established at Jeffersonville. I feel myself competent to the task, and humbly pray, the letters of recommendation, which procured the appointment; I am now honoured with, will be sufficient, to gain a transfer to the Office; I now heartily ask for, On any other appointment out of the Army, The President may think me competent to—

To satisfy the President, that my conduct has experienced no change, as respects Virtue, and attachment to My Country, since my appointment here. I think it not improper to observe, that a short time ago; I had the honour, of a Commission, of Justice of the Peace, presented me by his Excellency William H. Harrison—

With profound respect Your Obt. Servt.

A, Edwards

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

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