Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Willis Alston, 25 November 1808

Representative Chamber Novr 25h 1808

Dr Sir

Enclosed is a petition in favor of the appointmt of Jordan Shepherd for collector (from the county of Martin) (NC)

I am your most Obt St

Willis Alston

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


State of North Carolina
Martin County—

To the President of the United States

The Death of Mr. William Keais the late Collector of Customs for the port of Washington in this State has caused a vacancy in that Office, and as another will be appointed to supply his place We the Undersigned inhabitants of Martin County without wishing in any way to interfere in the discharge of the Official duties of the president hope that it may not be considered as presumption in us to Recommend Mr. Jordan Shepherd a resident of Pitt County as a man of Probity, Integrity, and Talents ineasy circumstances attentive to his Business, a warm Republican and one who has invariably approved and supported the measures of the present Administration and in our Opinion well quallified in all respects to fill that Office—

Thomas Hyman

and 136 other signatures

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