Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Logan, 18 July 1802

From George Logan

Stenton July 18th 1802

Dear Sir

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

Geo: Logan

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.

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