Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 8 May 1806

George Town 8th May 1806.


I hasten—gratefully to acknowledge—and acceptance of the Honor—you have been pleased to confer on me, in the appointment of Collector for the District of George Town.—empressed, with the responsibility attached to that office, I beg leave to assure the President—that every minute attention, shall be paid—towards a faithful discharge of the Trust.—with a flattering hope, of meriting—that Confidence—you have been pleased to repose in me—

with the greatest Respect I have the Honor to be, Sir your most Obedt. Hble Servt.

John Barnes


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