Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Josiah Dean, 12 December 1804

Raynham M.S. 12th Decr. 1804


Understanding that the present Collector of the Port of New Bedford is to be superseded and being requested by a number of Merchants in that place to write to your Excellency on the Subject I have presumed to recommend a Candidate for the Office—

Mr. Isaiah Weston of New Bedford is a Gentleman every way qualified to execute the duties of a Collector. he is an undeviateing Republican and a firm Supporter of the present Administration and will I am persuaded give universal satisfaction to the District. be faithful to his trust and do honour to the Appointment

I have the honour to be Sir your obedient Servant

Josiah Dean

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

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