Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Charles Willson Peale, 11 April 1808

Museum April 11th. 1808.

Dear Sir

The bearer Mr. James Chalmers is desireous to enter into the Army. he is of a very respectable family, and he is I believe a discreet young man, with amiable manners; has been breed to the mercantile business but at this time prefers a military life, yet does not ask for a higher office than that of Lieutenancy, I have no doubt that he will merrit promotion when he has been due time in service, and I hope will serve his Country, with which impression I have taken the liberty of recommending him to your favor;

I am Dear Sir with high regard your friend

C W Peale


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