Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Broome, 4 August 1803

From Samuel Broome

Greenfield Hill Connecticut
Augt 4th. 1803


I am on my way to the City of Washington where I hope to find your Excellency in the enjoyment of perfect health. I took the freedom Sometime since to Address a line to your Excellency, respecting any Vacant office in this State, which I might be capable of discharging. A Vacency I believe will Shortly take place, if your Excellency will be pleased to Suspend, an Appointment to Said office, if such should happen until I appear with credencials, you will Oblige your Sincere friend and well Wisher

Samuel Broome

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); at foot of text: “His Excellency The President of the United States of America”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Aug. and so recorded in SJL with notation “off.”

address a line to your excellency: for Broome’s earlier solicitations for an appointment, see Vol. 33:570-2 and Vol. 35:142-3.

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