Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from J.P.G. Muhlenberg, 14 October 1802

From J. P. G. Muhlenberg

Philadelphia Octobr. 14th. 1802.


I am this morning honor’d with your favor of the 10th. inst.—and take the earliest Opportunity to acknowledge it—& to assure The President, that I shall with great pleasure endeavour to obtain a birth for Mr. B. agreeably to his wishes—Men of such a Character, as Mr. B. is stated to bear, are rarely found, & deserve encouragement I could imediately put him into a place of $600. Pr. Ann. in which he would have leisure to attend to other business, until he can be better provided for, which I have reason to believe can be done with propriety during the Winter—

I have the Honor to be with great Respect & sincere Attachment Your Most Obedt

P. Muhlenberg

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “The President of The U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Oct. and so recorded in SJL but as a letter of 12 Oct.

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