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I feel a diffidence in addressing you on a subject, that I am not satisfied is not impertinent & improper. My apology is a desire to assist an honest unfortunate man. I understand that the Government is building a light house on Owl’s head Island in Thomastown Maine. A friend of Mr. John Sherburne of Orland in Maine has requested me to assist Sherburne in getting the appointment of keeper of...
I have no assurance that my opinions have any claims to your confidence; but I have been acquainted with the writer of the inclosed letter for thirty years past. He is about sixty five years old & has always sustained a good character . He is an inhabitant of Orland in the County of Hancock on Penobscot River in Maine. He has seen better days than the present. He was employed several years...
Two or three weeks since an old friend of mine Capt. Jacob Sherburne of Orland, on the Penobscot River Maine wrote to me requesting my “influence with the President” to obtain for him the appointment of keeper of the light house now building on “Moos Peek head.” I enclosed his letter to you at Washington giving some account of him & his character It appears that you were then on your way to...