Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Nelson, 2 February 1807

Wmsburg Febry 2d. 1807.


I take the liberty of mentioning to you for an appointment in the Army Mr. William O Allen, who, as far as I can judge, is well calculated to serve his Country in that line. He is very temperate, has a good person, a strong Constitution and quickness of mind. I beleive too he is acquainted with tactics in some measure, having been an active officer in a Company of light Infantry at this place.

I am, with great respect, Sir, yr. obedt St

Wm Nelson Jr

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

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