Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Eustis, 9 February 1812

To William Eustis

Monticello Feb. 9. 12.

Dear Sir

I take the liberty of forwarding to you the inclosed letter which proposes to place three young gentlemen on the list of candidates for military appointments in the new army to be raised. of them personally I know nothing. with their family I am well acquainted. it is among the very respectable ones of our state in point of character, standing & property. the writer of the inclosed letter is of my intimate acquaintance, and his personal knowlege of the young men is as satisfactory to me as my own would be. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honble The Secretary at War”; endorsed by TJ.

The inclosed letter, not recorded in SJL and not found, was from Philip Turpin (TJ to James Pleasants, 9 Feb. 1812; Pleasants to TJ, 25 Feb. 1812).

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