Thomas Jefferson Papers

Benjamin F. Salvage to Thomas Jefferson, 11 June 1811

From Benjamin F. Salvage

Harisonburg June 11th 1811

Dear Sir!

I have been informed1 you want A private secretery. if so I would be happy to serve you in that capasity; I am driven by reduced circumstances to decline the study of the Law. and now wish to place myself in such a situation as would enable me to devot part of my time to study2 while with the other I would earn it. If you should want a young man of this discription you will do me the honour to write & the necessary certificat that will be required. I remain with esteem your humble & obedient3 servant &c

Benja F Salvage

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “infamed.”

2Manuscript: “sudy.”

3Manuscript: “obediend.”

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation to search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation to TJ search
  • Salvage, Benjamin F.; letters from search
  • Salvage, Benjamin F.; seeks employment search