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From Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 15 August 1801

To Wilson Cary Nicholas

Monticello Aug. 15. 1801

Dear Sir

A collector for the port of Hampton is wanting in the room of one Kirby removed for gross delinquency. Mount E. Chisman has been recommended. can you give me his character, & circumstances? can you recommend any body better, or advise me to any person whose judgment may be relied on to recommend, and who is acquainted with the characters of the neighborhood? I believe the case presses so that I must ask your answer by the post if no conveyance occurs sooner. health & sincere affection.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “W. C. Nicholas.”

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