Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 30 May 1802

From James Monroe

Richmond May 30. 1802.

Dear Sir

Colo. David Lambert of this city has requested me to communicate to you his desire to be employ’d as a comr. of banruptcy, with which I readily comply. He is a respectable citizen who has held several offices of credit, among wh. is the command of the rgt. of the city which he lately voluntarily resigned; he was comr. under the act for choosing Electors of P. & V. Presidt., & has been a comr. under the bankrupt law by appointmt. of the federal court. I have understood and believe that he discharged the duties of the trusts reposed in him with propriety; some of which were under my immediate view, on the authority of which I speak. Having long known & esteemed him, at his request, I readily add his name to the list of those who are desirous of obtaining this office. I am with great respect & esteem

yr. very humble servt.

Jas. Monroe

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); endorsed by TJ as received 7 June and “David Lambert to be Comr. bkrptcy Richmd.” and so recorded in SJL.

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