From Thomas Pleasants, Jr.
Raleigh. 8th March 1789.
I have intended at a proper time to remind you of my application in favour of Mr Thomas Thompson,2 and now take the liberty of transmitting to you a Letter from him; which will unfold his views and wishes—and if in the New arangement you Can give him any hopes of Success: he will wait upon you at N York. I believe he is personally known to Gen Washington—and as the General will be President of the States, and as my Letter to you Mentioning Mr Thompson passed thro. his hands, it will afford you a good oppy. of hinting the subject to him.3
Cap Connors papers came safe4—the business was done much to his satisfaction—and he says you will accept his grateful thanks for your care therein. He will suffer his Claim of Land to lie dormant, on a presumption that it will be to no purpose to Revive it. I am, With sentiments of Sincere Regard & Esteem Your obliged, & Mo ob Hbl St.
Thomas Pleasants jr
RC (DLC: Washington Papers). Addressed by Pleasants and franked. Postmarked “Richmond, Mh. 19.”
1. Letter not found.
2. See PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , XI, 203–4, 207 n. 2.
3. Pleasants’s letter to JM of 25 July 1788 was forwarded by Washington on 17 Aug. 1788 (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , XI, 234).