Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 2 July 1806

July 2. 06.

Th:J. to mr Gallatin.

I learn from an eye-witness that Govr. Page, since his retirement is not only in poverty but real want, & would accept of any thing. the loan office at Richmond will be inevitably vacant in a very short time by the death of the present incumbent, & it is the only place in that state which could be offered mr Page. will you be so good as to inform me of it’s worth in salary & emolument say clerk hire, office hire, stationary, fuel &c so that I may state it to him fully. also what attendance would be indispensably necessary at Richmond. if for example attending there personally a certain time each quarter, would permit him to retain his principal residence at his present home in Gloster it would be a circumstance of signal value. affectionate salutns.

NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.

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