From George Logan
Stenton July 18th 1802
one of the offices of Commissioner of Bankruptcy having become vacant by the death of Mr: Van cleve, I beg your attention to Robert Porter as a proper character to fill that office—Mr: Porter is the Person in whose favor General Irwin spoke to you some time since for the same appointment; he is at present in the Assembly of Pennsylvania & is well esteemed by his fellow Citizens—
With sentiments of Respect I am your Friend
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); at foot of text: “Thos: Jefferson President of the U States”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 July and “Porter Robt. to be Commr. bkrptcy” and so recorded in SJL, where it is connected by a brace with two other letters received on that date recommending Porter.
GENERAL IRWIN SPOKE TO YOU: see William Irvine to TJ, immediately above.