Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Patrick Gibson, 8 February 1826

Richmond 8th Feby 1826

Dear Sir,

I addressed a letter to you some time ago, to which I have received no reply—I have been doubtful to what cause I ought to attribute your silence, but on reflection I am induced to think either that it has not reached you or that owing to the multiplicity of your engagements it has been overlookd—The purport of that letter was to request a few lines from you to the Secy of War in behalf of my Son Patrick, for whom I am extremely desirous of obtaining a situation at West Point—and I now beg leave to renew, my solicitations, having been assured, that a letter from you, with those which I now have will ensure success—

Accept the assurance of my respect & esteem,

Patrick Gibson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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