Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Ross, 9 January 1807

State of Georgia. District of St Marys
Jany. 9th. 1807.

Thomas Jefferson—President of The United States

The Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of The District of St. Marys in the State of Georgia

Respectfully Sheweth,

That sundry Substantiated Charges against the Official Conduct of R. McGillis Collector of the District (whereby it appears the Revenue Interest of the United States hath been materially injurd) Were made & forwarded from hence several months ago, To The Treasury Department of the United States,—Your Petitioners notwithstanding which now have sufficient reason to apprehend That no Report thereon Hath been made to the President of the United States, And Your Petitioners have yet to view with the deepest regret the said R: McGillis still remaining in Office

Wherefore your Petitioners under the Influence of an unbounded Confidence in the well known Wisdom & Patriotism of the chief magistrate of the United States & Actuated by motives strictly Compatible with Republican Principles & a just & due regard for the Interest of the United States, Do, Thus, most Earnestly Petition the President of the United States to cause the Documents & Attestations herein refer’d to & now upon File in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury to be laid before the President of the United States, requiring at the same time Such Elucidations from the Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States as may be in his power to give thereupon and your Petitioners as in duty bound will Quietly & peaceably Abide the Result.

Jno. Ross Intendant.

Thos. King Junior} Members of Council

Joseph Dorr}           

D. Lewis} Merchant

James Smith} Commanding officer of the Militia. St. Marys

Stephen West Moore:} owner of a Proprietorship in

The Town of St. Marys—

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

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