Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Sumter, Sr., 1 November 1807

1st. Novemr. 1807—

Dear Sir

I have received your note of yesterday, asking my opinion, respecting the fitness, of Judge Thompson, of the State of So Carolina, to Supply the place, of the Late Judge Sprigg, in the district of Orleans—on this point Sir, my personal acquaintance With Mr. Thompson, is not Such, as to Authorise me, to Speak decisively, but I am warrented, and augt to Say his General Character is Good, That previous to his Present Appointt, he Stood Well at the Barr. Since Which, acting in his present Capacity, I have not heard, of any complaint against him—

I am Dear Sir With the highest respect & regard, yours Sincearly—

Thos. Sumter

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

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