Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from David Austin, 6 October 1804

Elizabeth Town, Octor. 6th 1804.

Respected Sir

I used to address you on the subject of the European War, & of the probability of the reacting fire, & of the returning blaze.—

It may be that this anticipated view may be drawing nigh. Should there be any place near your dwelling that might afford me employment & support, I should be happy to lend my aid in the discharge of such duties as might be assigned me.

I am at present at, & near Eliza. Town and shall not be inattentive to such duties as may appear becoming whether, in this place, or elsewhere.

With all due esteem, & with all good Wishes for the Wellfare of the Nation, subscribe your obliged friend

David Austin

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

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