Thomas Jefferson Papers

Memorandum to James Madison, 10 May 1803

Memorandum to James Madison

Commissions to be issued to

Samuel Ward of Massachusets to be Naval officer for the district of Salem in Massachusets.

Samuel Osgood of New York to be Naval officer for the district of New York

Jeremiah Bennet junr. of New Jersey.1 to be Collector of customs for the district2 and Inspector of the revenue for the port of Bridgetown in New Jersey

George House of Connecticut to be Master of a revenue cutter.3

Th: Jefferson

May 10. 1803.

MS (MH); entirely in TJ’s hand; with check marks later added by a clerk to the left of each entry; addressed: “The Secretary of State.” PrC (DLC); pressed on same sheet as TJ to Gabriel Duvall, [10 May]; lacks check marks.

1Preceding three words and period interlined.

2Preceding three words interlined.

3TJ here canceled “at New London in Connecticut.”

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