Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Elizabeth Franklin Bache Harwood, 10 November 1805

Holmesburg, Pennsa. Novr 10th.


I am [emboldened] by the friendship [. . . .] you and my grand father to trespass for a few moments only of your time.—

My husband has been unfortunate [. . . .] without employment and That which he has been engaged in he is unwilling to resume [. . . .] or inclination according with it.

He is the intimate friend of Mr. J. Clay of Pennsylvania, who can bear a just and honorable testimony to his character.—He was the friend of my brother [Mr. J: B] [. . . .]

If Sir you should think proper to place him in any situation under the government of the United States [. . . .] faithful [. . . .] for a [. . . .]

Eliza Harwood

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

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