Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Elgar, Jr., 22 November 1807

Montgomery County Md. Novemr 22nd 1807


Mr Benjamin Grayson Orr, of this County, has informed me that he intends to apply for the appointment of Marshall of the United States, for the District of Columbia; and requests the recommendation of his neighbours for that purpose: I have the pleasure of declaring, that from several Years acquaintance with Mr Orr, I believe him to be a gentleman of talents, and integrety; and well acquainted with business.

I am with great respect Sir Your Most Obedient Servant

Joseph Elgar Jun

Surveyor of Monty County

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

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