Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Worthington, 2 April 1806

Senate Chamber April 2nd. 06

Dr Sir

  Enclosed you will receive a letter of recommendation in compliance with your request. I have been informed that some of the Gentlemen from Maryland are desirous to have some person who lives at or near Cumberland appointed a road commissioner under the Law lately passed. With a view to your information permit me to state that it was generally understood both in the Senate & H of Representatives that you would appoint no person who lived near either the commencement or termination of the contemplated road. You have no doubt noticed Sir that there is latitude given on the potomac as well as the Ohio. Would it not be better to take persons who would feel no preference to any point on the potomac, within the limits given by law?

  With Sincere respect and esteem I am your Obt St

T Worthington

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

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