3 Jan. 1805
Names of persons for Atty. General
Russel of Rhode Island—unknown
Brokholst Livingston of New York—would not accept
M. Dickenson of Philada.—not equal
Rodney. M.C. of Delaware—do.
Gabriel Duvall of Maryland—Queries, whether he would not accept, in which case Joseph Clay might be made Comptroller
Walter Jones of Columbia—of Virginia
J. T. Mason of do.—the best, if he will accept
Breckenridge of Kentucky—very good if he will accept
I am so little acquainted with the characters &c. of professional Gentlemen who have not been in public life that it is not practicable for me to make a good list—I will, however, make some further inquiries principally to know whether there are any republican prominent characters in Pennsylvania.
Respectfully your obedt. Sert.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.