Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Hanson, 19 September 1801

To Samuel Hanson

Monticello Sep. 19. 1801

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 14th is recieved by the last post. by the one preceding I had recieved mr Meredith’s resignation in future, and had sent an appointment to another, according to arrangements [settled] before I left Washington. there were circumstances attending that which absolutely controuled us.

Not having any other acquaintance among the Directors of the bank of the US. at Philadelphia, I wrote to the President mr Willing, with the delicacy which the case required[. until] I recieve his answer I shall not consider your appointment as desperate however respectable the grounds on which mr Tilghman contends the contrary. my having recieved no answer as yet, is favorable. I return you mr Tilghman’s letter, and shall within not many days be with you myself. accept assurances of my best wishes & high respect.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Saml Hanson esq”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Your Favor of the 14th: Hanson’s letter was incorrectly dated 14 Sep. 1800, but endorsed by TJ and recorded in SJL as a letter of 14 Sep. 1801, received 17 Sep.

I Wrote to the President Mr Willing: TJ to Thomas Willing, 28 Aug.

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