Monday morning—Nover. 2. 1807
The two vacant offices are
Surveyor of the port of Pittsburgh
Do do of Cincinnati
The first may be filled by enquiring from Hoge & Smith of Pennsa.—It is in Smith’s district, but much nearer to Hoge. Perhaps the list of candidates for Register may supply a name for the Cincinnati Surveyor. Old Goforth might do; it is a sinecure of 150 dollars.
It seems to me that Symmes stands first for the Register’s office, (vice Killgore) Yet Worthington & probably Tiffin are against him; & a verbal application has been made in behalf of Judge Sprigg.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.