Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Edmund Custis, 11 August 1802

From Edmund Custis

Baltimore 11th Augt. 1802

Dr Sir,

On hearing of the death of Mr. Dandrige Consul at Auxcayes, in St. Domingo & finding bussiness extreamly dull here, Am induced to Solicit an appointment to succeed him, having been long Accustom’d to that Climate

I am Dr Sir Very Respectfully your Mo. Obt. Servt

Edmund Custis

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); addressed: “Thos. Jefferson, Esquire President of the U. States”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ: “to be Consul at Auxcayes.”

Bartholomew Dandridge (DANDRIGE), Jr., died at Cayes, Saint-Domingue, on 17 July. TJ had named him commercial agent at Port Républicain (Port-au-Prince) in November 1801 (Baltimore Democratic Republican, 10 Aug. 1802; Vol. 33:677, 678; Vol. 35:312–3). For a previous attempt by Custis to SOLICIT AN APPOINTMENT, see Custis to TJ, 15 Mch. 1801.

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