Monto Aug. 25. 24.
The moment, my dear friend, is come which I was so anxious should happen in your time. the office of P.M. in Richmd is become vacant by the long expected death of the incumbent, and I cannot omit to urge my former suits in behalf of Peyton. in the several cases in which I have been forced to hand to you the names of for office I never suffered my wishes to go beyond the duties of meer testimony, in this case I confess my personal anxieties are deeply embarked. but they should have been restrained had I not known the object of them to be in integrity, diligence worth, and equal to what can be urged for any . I hope you will pardon my laying your frdshp under contribn in this single case and consider me now as ever devotedly yours.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.