Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Obadiah Jones, 20 May 1805

Lexington (Geo.) 20th. May 1805.

Respected Sir,

I lately received official information of my appointment as Judge of the Mississippi Territory. With due acknowledgments to those who conferred the honor on me, it is with regret I have to inform you that circumstances forbid my acceptance.

I am, Sir, with sentiments of highest esteem, Your obedient, humble Servt.

Obadiah Jones

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

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