From Horatio G. Spafford
Albany, 11 Mo. 23, 1815.
The event which I expected, has terminated the life of my friend Dox, & vacated the office of Post Master in this City. May I now solicit thy aid in obtaining that office for me? I need some kindness very much, having a numerous family to support, & having lately lost a good deal of property. Thy aid would be very grateful to my feelings, & an intimation from thee would ensure me success. I write by this mail, to the Post Master General, & perhaps to the President. Pray have the goodness to take this into consideration, & to apprize me of thy conclusion. With very great esteem & respect, thy friend,
H. G. Spafford.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Hon. Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Dec. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.
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