Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Langdon, 27 September 1802

From John Langdon

Portsmo. Septem 27th. 1802


Permit me to name Capt Hopley Yeaton to command the Revenue Cutter at this port; this gentleman formerly held this Station, and was dismissed for the same reasons and at the same time (by the late President) that Mr. Whipple and Mr. Gardner were he is an able Seaman, an honest man and good old officer—I have mentioned his name to Mr. Gallitin—

I pray you Sr. to accept of my best wishes and believe me with the highest consideration sincerly—

your’s &c

John Langdon

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); at foot of text: “the President of the US.”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. and so recorded in SJL with notation “Hopley Yeaton”; also endorsed by TJ: “Yeaton Hopely to command cutt.”

I HAVE MENTIONED HIS NAME: see Enclosure No. 5 listed at Albert Gallatin to TJ, 17 Aug. 1802.

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