Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jacob Wagner, 14 September 1803

To Jacob Wagner

Monticello Sep. 14. 03.


Be pleased to fill up a commission for Abraham Bishop of Connecticut to be Collector of Newhaven. the stile of the commission to Samuel Bishop, his father, now dead, will be a guide in the present case. I believe it will be best for you to send it to mr Madison direct for his signature, & to be returned by him to you instead of forwarding it to me, as I shall then probably be on the road to Washington where I can sign it on my arrival. Accept my salutations [& respects]

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. Wagner.” Recorded in SJL with notation “commn Abr. Bishop.”

The State Department recorded the appointment of abraham bishop at 16 Sep. (see Memorandum from State Department, printed at 11 Nov. 1803).

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