Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Blake, 23 June 1806

Boston 23d. June 1806


In consequence of the late appointment of Genl Skinner to the Office of Treasurer of this Commonwealth which he has Accepted, it is presumed that his Commission as Marshall of this District will very soon be surrendered; This Officer being One whose duties must necessarily lead him to an intimate Connexion with the Department in which I have the honor to be placed, it will not, I hope, be deemed obtrusive in me to suggest as a candidate for the expected Vacancy a person who I verily beleive to be eminently qualified to discharge the duties of the station; The Gentn. to whom I allude is Mr. Benjamin Jarvis Brother of Doctr. Jarvis of this place—In behalf of Mr. Jarvis I think I may venture to assure you, less however on the authority of my personal acquaintance with him, which has not been intimate, than on the ground of the universal opinion of him which is entertained by his friends, that his abilities, especially for such a situation, his integrity, and sincere devotion to the Republican cause are altogether indisputable

I have the honor to be Sir with the greatest possible respect Yr Obedt St.

Geo: Blake

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

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