Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Philip B. Bradley, 19 November 1801

From Philip B. Bradley

Ridgfield November 19th. 1801


Want of health induces me to ask leave to resign the office of Marshall for the district of Connecticutt

The state of my health is such at present as prevents me from paying the necessary attention to the duties of the office, I therefore beg you to accept my resignation and that another person may be appointed in my stead Wishing that your administration may be prosperous to the people over whome you preside and honorable to your self, I take the liberty to subscribe my self with sentiment of great esteem and respect

your Excellencys most Obedeint Humble Servant

Philip B Bradley

RC (DNA: RG 59, RD); at head of text: “His Excellcy Thomas Jefferson President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 9 Nov. received on 23 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.

Philip Burr Bradley (1738–1821) of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was a Yale graduate, a colonel during the American Revolution, and judge of the Fairfield County Court. He served as marshal for Connecticut from 1789 until his resignation in 1801. TJ replaced him with Joseph Willcox (Dexter, Yale description begins Franklin Bowditch Dexter, Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of the College History, New York, 1885–1912, 6 vols. description ends , 2:515–16; JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828, 3 vols. description ends , 1:29, 397; Vol. 33:671, 674n).

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