Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Clagett, 12 October 1806

Hagers Town 12th Octr. 1806

To The President

The death of Robert Purviance Esqr: has made vacant an Office very lucrative, if in the nature of human events, such an Office could be given, to a man who was once conspicuous, but from misfortunes is almost buried in obscurity, it would be a transcendent change—If you are in possession of such information, respecting my character, as will warrant a favorable consideration, I shall be much gratified with an extension of your favor—I am with respect—

Your Obt. Servt.

Benja: Clagett

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

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