Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Law, 4 October 1806

on or before 4 Oct. 1806


Persuaded that the President will receive favorably every expression of public opinion which has for its object the honor and true interests of the people; we inclose a vote, which expresses, as we trust, the general opinion of the citizens of the second Circuit.

To the testimony of this vote we add our conviction that the talents and integrity of Judge Edwards are united with those personal accomplishments, best calculated to yield dignity to the bench and to command respect for the laws.

Mr. Edwards has for many years been at the head of his profession in this State; his practice has been considerable in other parts of the Circuit; he is extensively known and as extensively respected by those, whose interests are immediately involved in the Selection of a successor to the able and much respected judge Patterson.

We have the honor to be With perfect respect, Your Obt. Servts.

Signed by ordr. of the Committee

William Law

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

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