Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William H. Crawford, 11 November 1816

To William H. Crawford

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg. Nov. 11. 16

Dear Sir

I recieve here, where I pass much of my time, your favor of Oct. 28. and thank you for it’s kindness. the object of my adding this to the mass of your labors in letter-reading, is lest I should have been misunderstood in my application on behalf of mr Minor I proposed him as successor to Thos J. Randolph, our collector who has resigned, or will immediately, and not as successor to mr Armstead the Assessor, as seems to have been understood by your letter. Armstead, I believe, has no intention of resigning. I will close the trouble I give you with assurances of my great esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Crawford, Secy of the Treasury”; endorsed by TJ.

William Armistead (armstead), of Amherst County, had been principal assessor of Virginia’s nineteenth collection district since late in 1813 (JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States description ends , 2:441, 443 [21, 23 Dec. 1813]).

Index Entries

  • Armistead, William (of Amherst Co.); appointment of search
  • Armistead, William (of Amherst Co.); rumored resignation of search
  • Crawford, William Harris; and appointments search
  • Crawford, William Harris; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation from search
  • Minor, Peter; and appointment of revenue collector search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation from TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); as revenue collector search