Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Lomax, 28 May 1801

From Thomas Lomax

Pt. Tobago May 28th. 1801.

Dear Sir

The Bearer of this, is my second Son, who has Business in both Washington and Frederick-Town. I have directed him to wait upon you, and any Civilities you can find time to bestow upon him, will be gratefully acknowledged by me. I have also directed him, tho young & a Stranger in Washington, to endeavour to get a Brother, who is younger than himself, as a writer in some of the Publick Offices. He is approaching that Period in Life when the Mind may become vicious or torpid for the want of proper Employment. I will be extremely thankful to you for any Aid you can give him in the Business. Wishing you Health & Comfort I am with sincere Regard & Respect

Yor. Friend & Obdt. Hmbe. Servt.

Tho. Lomax

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 31 May and so recorded in SJL.

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