29 Feb. 1808
Secretary of War
Payment at Detroit in Detroit bills—
recommends Joseph Farrow for keeper of light house at Cape Hatteras
The propriety of appointing Joseph Farrow is respectfully submitted to the President
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
February 29th, 1808
Joseph Farrow of Cape Hatterass, is, take him all in all, the best man thereabouts, for any imployment, and if he will undertake it, will I think do the duties of keeper of the light house very well.—alth’o I have lost almost all confidence in Griswald, I shall certainly think it my duty to endeaver to ascertain the facts in relation to the payment of the Militia in Detroit Bills. the paymaster could not I presume, have made the payment in those bills, but by the approbation of the officers & soldiers. I shall in the first instance call on him for an explanation.
I am Sir with esteem Your Huml. Sevt.