Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Brumley, 21 January 1806

Jany. 21st. 1806


Yesterday I was duly [noti]fied, that you was pleased to Appoint me a Justice of the peace, you will please to accept of my gratefull acknowlagement for the honor conferred on me by the Appointment & I am exceeding sorry to inform you that it is alltogether out of my power under present circumstances to Accept of that office.

I am Sir most respectfully your Hue Sert.

Jos. Brumley

DNA: RG 59--State Department.

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