Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James McCoy, 15 August 1806

Baltimore Aug. 15th. 1806

Honored Sir,

It is impossible for me to relate the anxiety I have felt, for an answer to the first letter I troubled you with; and humbly beg pardon for taking the same liberty again; but, honored Sir, relying on your goodness, I humbly beg you for an answer, as I intend leave Baltimore on Thursday next if unfortunate in obtaining the commission—

Then do, Dear honored Sir, if you would be so condescending as to favor me with a few lines before that time I will remain for ever your Debtor. Adieu, thou friend of mankind—may the tear of sorrow never bedew thy cheek; and when loaded with age & honors thy body descends into the silent grave—may thy Spirit rise resplendant to the bosom of thy creator, is the sincere wish of your most obedient humble Servt.

Jas. McCoy

Please direct to the

of the Evening Post

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

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