Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Nicholas Fitzhugh, 6 November 1807

Alexandria 6th. Novr. 1807


Mr Robert Moss who will hand this to you, informs me that he is a Candidate for the office of Marshal for the District of Columbia which I am informed has become vacant by the resignation of Colo. Brent. I have been acquainted with Mr. Moss from an early period of his Life and feel it a duty to him to say that in the capacities of Deputy Sheriff and Representative of Fairfax County in the Virginia Assembly, his conduct afforded general satisfaction—About two Years ago Colo. Brent intimated to me a wish to procure a Deputy to assist him in Alexandria County, I then recommended Mr Moss to him from my knowledge of the respectability of his Character, as a person who would probably answer his purpose—He was at that time employed & has since acted as Deputy Marshal here in a very correct Manner.

I have the Honor to be with sincere Regard Yr most obdt Servt

N. Fitzhugh

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

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