Adams Papers

To John Adams from Joseph Dougherty, 17 September 1811

Washington City Septr. 17th 1811

Dear Sir.

A vacant place occasioned by the death of Mr. Mathers, the doorkeeper for the Senate, is now trying for by several: perhaps one hundred: I am one of the number, but it will require the greatest interest in the Country to get the place

May I make so free sir, as to ask you for a few lines, by way of recommendation: Mrs Johnson made mention of me in a recent letter to you: I will here subjoin a paragraph from a letter of recommendation from Mr. Jefferson

I have the honour to be Sir, / your humble Servant

Joseph Dougherty

he is active, intelligent, sober & of perfect integrity I considered him as particularly qualified—

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