Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Dent Beall, 19 November 1824

Geo: Town 19. Novmr 1824


Your goodness in the time of your Presidency in giving me a Lieut Col.’ commission has encouraged me in the liberty I am taking on this occasion. From the losses I have sustained by indorsement &c. I am become poor & needy & am thereby compelled to try to get some employment. The Aergeant at Arms of the H of R of the UStates is deceased & of course his place become vacant I am soliciting this place Sir & Humbly beg your aid by letter to any of the members you may judge proper or in any manner you may please to favour me.

I was in my Country’s service ‘thro the revolution & feeble as it was rendered my aid in the attainment of libery with all my heart. From documents which you have seen or heard of I dare say you are acquainted with the above fact.

I shall ever be greatful for and acknowledge with very sincere thanks this favour—

With very sincere respect revered Sir I am Yr Mo Obt Srt

Wm D Beall

It is said the appointment will be made the 1st or second day of the meeting of the House


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