Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Sylvanus Bourne, 10 August 1808

Consular Office of the U States.
Amsterdam Augt 10 1808


I humbly beg leave to present to a view of the Supreme Executive of the U States my truly unpleasant situation here at this time where a variety of circumstances interesting to the U States & the Citizens thereof oblige me to remain at my Post while by the present position of European Affairs I am deprived of an income whatever I indulge the confidence that the Government of our Country may be disposed to take these circumstances into due Consideration & willing to allow me a just compensation, & I shall have a gratefull sense of such aid as you may be inclined to give in promotion of this Object at the next Session of Congress.—

I have the honor to be with Sentiments of the highest Respect Yr Ob Servt

S. Bourne

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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