Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Lomax, 23 December 1805

Pt. Tobago Dec. 23d. 1805.

Dear Sir

Your precious Time has been intruded upon, by two or three Letters from me, in which I had no other Interest, than the pleasure of writing to a Man, who gained, in an early part of my Life, my sincere Esteem and Friendship; but now I beg you will excuse the solicitations of a Father for a Son, who is anxious to get a Commission in the Army, should we unfortunatly be obliged to raise one. My Person and Name, are unknown to the Secretary of War. I have therefore taken the Liberty of requesting you to mention to him, my Son, Mann Page Lomax, as an Applicant for a Commission, in either Cavelry, or Infantry. His dispotion, and talents, I can venture to say will fit him for either. I will consided it as a very great favour, if you will let me hear from you, as soon as you can make it convenient. I am with Sentiments of the greatest Regard

Dear Sir Yor. Mot. Obdt. Humbe. Servt.

Tho. Lomax

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

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