Thomas Jefferson Papers

John B. Mitchell to Thomas Jefferson, 22 July 1820

From John B. Mitchell

Richmond July 22nd 1820


I have been informed that you want a person in the Situation of an Overseer—I am at presant out of a place And would be glad to make an engagement with you if It meets your approbation I can bring you Respectable Recommendations as to Probity &a I have never been in the Situation of an Overseer But has conducted a large Farm on my own Accot in Europe I understand Accots If you should want please write me what you would give a Year to a Man that would be capable of Filling the Situation—

Yours very Respectfully

Jno B Mitchell

P.S.. I will consider it a particeler favour by hearing from you as early as convenient and direct to me Richmond==


RC (MHi); postscript on address leaf; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr near Charlotesville V .. .. a”; stamped; postmarked Richmond, 24 July; endorsed by TJ as received 27 July 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

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