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To Thomas Jefferson from William C. C. Claiborne, 5 December 1806

New-Orleans December 5th. 1806.

Dear Sir,

 The Bearer Mr. Hopkins was charged with public Despatches (of great importance) to the Secretary of State, and I trust will have safely delivered them, when he presents you with this Letter.—

 Mr. Hopkins is desirous of obtaining a Commission in the Army of the U. States; He is a young Man of amiable disposition, correct habits, and good Judgment—I can venture, therefore to recommend him to your patronage, & if honored with a Commission, I am sure he will merit a continuance of your good opinion.—

 I am Dr Sir, With esteem & respect yo: hble Servt 

Wm. C. C. Claiborne

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

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