Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Kilty, 29 September 1804

Washn Septr 29th 1804


The Office of Commissioner of Loans, in the State of Maryland, has become Vacant, by the resignation of Mr B: Harwood who is appointed Treasurer of the State

Among the Candidates for this office, is Mr John Brewer of the City of Annapolis whom I take the liberty of recommending to You

This Gentleman is at present a Clerk with the Register of the Land Office of Maryland and, in Addition to my own knowledge, I have the Strongest reasons from the Testimony of that officer, (who is my Brother) to be Satisfied of the Justness of my recommendation

I have Known Mr Brewer for some Years in Annapolis where I beleive He was born and where He is Settled with a Small family

I have always Considered him as a Young Man of uncommon Talents for his Sphere of life, and from that Circumstance and his Assiduity and Attention to business I have no doubt of his being fully Qualified to fill the office which he Sollicits

I think it proper to Add that Mr Brewer is, and Was in the Worst of times, a firm and decided Republican, and that his Character in every other respect is perfectly fair

I have the Honour to be With Great Respect Your Obt Servt

Wm Kilty

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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