Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Charles McGriff, 15 June 1808

Georgia Louisville June the 15th. 1808


agreeable to a Concured Resolution at our Last Extra Sesion of the General Asembly may 23rd. 1808 I am Instructed to Lay before you the famous Carrector of David Alexander Esqr. of the County of Jefferson and State of Georgia as being one of the Greaest Military men in this State and Scarce Inferior to any man Living and highly worthy of your attention to promote him in the Military Establishment of the United States—the gallery being Cleared and the Injunction of Secracy not Being taken of and my Being Sick has prevented my Laying it Before you any Sooner I hope you will trancefer a note to me as Soon as posible Direct to the Care of Mr. David Alexander for me Jefferson County Georgia and in so doing you will Confer a favour upon your Most Obt. Humble Servant

Charles McGriff Presidet

of the Senate pro tem

P.S. I have the Honour to Send you a Coppy of the paper in Question

DNA: RG 107—LRUS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Unregistered Series.


Milledgville May the 23rd. 1808

Resolved that Charles McGriff Esqr. president of the Senate pro tem be Required to Direct a Recommendation of David Alexander to the president of the U. States Requesting his attention in promoting of the said David Alexander to some post of honour his being vary Capable to act in the Capasity of a Brigade Inspector or adjatant General having been in those Capacitys

Signed Wm. Robinson Secre.

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