Thomas Jefferson Papers

Peter Minor to Thomas Jefferson, 16 August 1813

From Peter Minor

Ridgeway Augt 16th 1813

Dear sir

I return you the Act which you so obligingly enclosed to me yesterday,1 with my thanks for your friendly & polite consideration of me as a person qualified to fill the office of a principal assessor. Such an office would interfere but little with my present avocations. I therefore agree to accept the appointment if confered on me, with the hope that your self & other intelligent Friends will aid me with your counsel in any difficulties that may occur in discharging the office, the duties of which, from a mere perusal of the Law I confess I do not fully comprehend Accept assurances of my sincere friendship & respect

P. Minor

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. FC (ViU: TJP); entirely in Minor’s hand. Enclosure: enclosure to TJ to Minor, 15 Aug. 1813.

1In FC “agreeably to your request, together” is substituted for preceding eight words.

Index Entries

  • An Act for the assessment and collection of direct taxes and internal duties (1813) search
  • Minor, Peter; and appointment of principal assessor search
  • Minor, Peter; letters from search