Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Roger Nelson, 28 January 1806

House Reps. 28th Jany. 1806

The president will be so good to pardon the Liberty I take in recommending to his consideration, William H Dorsey Esq of George Town as a proper Character to supply the Vacancy in the Circuit Court of this District occasioned by the Resignation of Mr Kilty—

I Know Mr Dorsey well, I have been intimately acquainted with him for five and Twenty Years,—I know him to be a Man of Honor and Integrety, and Whilst he was in the Practice of Law in Maryland, tho a Young Man, he was considered a sound Lawyer—I have a pretty general Acquaintance with the people of this District, and believe Mr Dorsey would be acceptable to them very generally—

With high Respect I am Sir Yr Most Obdt. Servt

R Nelson

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

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