Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Brumley, 8 February 1806

Washington Feby 8th. 1806


Nothing short of the public interest could induc me to trouble you with another line at this time.

As nothing could be a greater gratification to me than to Act in my capacity under your appointment, it was the more distressing to decline the one you was pleased to assign to me.

The west part of the City certainly requires two majestrates will you therefore permit me to offer to your notice Mr. Michael Nourse as a person in my opinion every way suitable for a Justice of the peace.

I am Sir with the highest Esteem your Hu Sert

Jos. Brumley

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

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