Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Charles Carter, 19 December 1793

From Charles Carter

Fredbg Decr 19th 93

Dr Sr

My son Charles will deliver this letter, who goes on in the stage, in consequence of a letter, by yesterdays post, from his Brother Walker, informing him you had a vacancy, in your Office, which he shoud fill, provided he coud go up, in a few Weeks. It gave me so much1 satisfaction, to find my Friend would Take my son into his own imploy, that I determined he shoud proceed this day. To you my Friend I commit my Son, and flatter myself, youl find him a usefull young man, and worthy of your Patronage. I was exceedingly concerned, to hear Chatham, say by a letter to Mansfield, you were to be in Virginia, early the next month, and it was thought you wou’d resign. But I now flatter myself, he was mistaken. With great regard and sincere thanks, for your kindness to my Son, I am Dr Sr Yr Affe & Obligd Hble St

Chs. Carter

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Dec. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

On the day TJ received this letter he appointed Charles Landon Carter to a clerkship in the State Department (Memorandum Book of the Department of State, 26 Dec. 1793, DNA: RG 360, PCC).

1Preceding two words interlined.

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