Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Crockett, 17 November 1805

State of Kentucky
Lexington Novr the 17th 1805


My last appointment as Marshal will expire on the 26th of January next. During my service in that Office, I have never heard of any complaint from the Judge, or any of the Attornies, who practise in that court (or in short from any of the litigants or those who transact business in the district of Kentucky.)

The granting of one favour is generally the forerunner of asking a second. I have some business of course not finished, My self and deputies are well acquainted with the suiters in general, and where they live. If you think proper Sir, to renew my appointment during this session of Congress, I hope and trust I will continue to do my duty in that office with fidelity and promptness.

I have the Honor Sir to be respectfully your Most Obedt. and very Hble. servt.

Joseph Crockett

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

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