Dr Wallis of Fauquier with whom I think you are acquainted seems desirous as his years advance to associate with his medical pursuits or perhaps substitute for them some employment which might relieve or lessen their labors. in what character of business his choice or opportunity might lead him to engage I do not know; but his talents & informs a large range and his integrity renders him worthy of any trust. it is happy for the govmt when such men can be procured to the various duties of the public service, and none I believe will do it more faithfully than he would. my long acquaintance with him would render it a gratification to should any opening which might avail the of his services and accomodate his views. I am happy on this & every occn of repeating to you the assurances of my affectionate respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.