Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Gideon Granger, 23 March 1802

From Gideon Granger

Mar. 23. [1802]

G Granger presents his Compliments to the President and informs him that Marbell Camden was the last Postmaster at Milton—his resignation was lately received. G Granger does not recollect the name of the Gentleman proposed for that office and prays the President to be kind enough to send the name by Bearer.

RC (DLC); partially dated.

MARBELL CAMDEN assumed the office of postmaster at Milton in April 1801 (Stets, Postmasters description begins Robert J. Stets, Postmasters & Post offices of the United States 1782–1811, Lake Oswego, Ore., 1994 description ends , 264).

On 17 Mch., the postmaster general wrote TJ: “G. Granger presents his compliments to the President and informs him he has this moment received the Resignation of the Postmaster at Milton near Monticello. he will call Tomorrow morning to take the Name of a suitable Candidate for that Office” (RC in DLC; in a clerk’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Mch. and so recorded in SJL).

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