Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Lincoln, 5 December 1806

Boston Decr. 5th. 1806

My dear Sir

Bing this morning honoured by your kind & friendly reply to my expressed desire of resignation as Collector I should be untrue both to my former professenal and my present gratefull feelings if I did not immediately assure you that your inclination now discovered to me as to the time shall be a Law in my mind.

I have the honour of being My Dear Sir with the most perfect esteem, your obedient Servant

B. Lincoln

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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