Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Anderson, 3 March 1805

Washington 3rd March 1805


The Undersign’d take leave to Recommend John Kennedy Esquire of Jonesboro in the State of Tennessee Atty at Law—as a proper Character to be appointed, Secretary of the District of Louisiana—Mr Kennedy is esteemd a Man of Strict integrety—holds a Respectable Standing at the Bar—is an influential member of our State Legislature—and in our Judgment is extremely well qualify’d in every Respect to discharge the duties of a Secretary—His appointment to the Office, wou’d be peculiarly grateful to the Undersignd

With Sentiments of Very high Consideration—We are Most Respectfully

Jos. Anderson

Wm Cocke

John Rhea

W. Dickson

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

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