Thomas Jefferson Papers

Memorandum on Appointments, 7 October 1802

Memorandum on Appointments

Oct. 7. 1802.

William P. Schenck is approved as keeper of the light house1 at Sandy Hook.

Thomas Archer of Yorktown is approved as Collector at that port in the room of William Carey resigned

Joseph Turner is approved as Collector of Brunswick in Georgia vice Claud Thompson to be removed for intemperance.

Robert Anderson New of Kentucky is approved as Collector of the customs at Louisville in Kentuckey vice James Mc.Connel to be removed for failing to make due returns.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); pressed on same sheet as TJ to Gallatin, 7 Oct. (first letter).

TJ sent this memorandum to Gallatin to acquaint him with the Treasury Department appointments. The Treasury secretary then sent it to the State Department for the preparation of the commissions. For Gallatin’s delay of the TURNER appointment, see his letter to TJ of 8 Oct.

1Remainder of sentence interlined in place of “New York.”

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