Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joel Barlow, 28 September 1806

Windsor Vermont 28 Sepr. 1806

Dear Sir

On hearing of the death of Judge Paterson I take the liberty of [. . . .] that Pierpont Edwards might be appointed to his place. I am confident that the seat could not be filled with more dignity to the office or usefulness to the Country. And it would be Particularly & highly advantageous to the republican interest in Connecticut, where they stand in great need of as much aid from the government as it is convenient to afford them.—

Mrs. Barlow’s health has been feeble this summer. We came to Ballston spring for its benefit, & I have come here to look after some lands that I owned in this State.—I expect to return soon to Phila. & visit washington in the course of the Autumn.

with great respect, yr. obet. Servant

Joel Barlow

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

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