Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Stewart, 16 April 1805

Philadelphia, April 16th, 1805.

Honored Sir,

The favorable account my brothers William and John, gave me of that country, [. . . .] me to wish for an opportunity to settel in it. I therefore solicit you to indavor to get me a situation, as overseer of a plantation in your neighbourhood. It not being in my power to stock a farm.

I can bring recommendation from Messrs Patterson and Cochran, whom I served my apprenticeship with; & all the others who, I have worked for.

From the many favors my family hath received from you; I expect you will not forget me.

If you can get me such a situation you will be so kind as to let my father know and he will let me know when to come.

If you could have imploy for me I should prefer it to any other.

Your’s &c.

Robert Stewart.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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