Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Cheetham, 10 February 1807

New-York, Feb. 10th 1807.


A bill, I understand, is pending in Congress to augment our Military Peace Establishment by the addition of a Regiment of Infantry and a Battalion of Cavalry. Mr. Charles Christian, a Captain of an uniform Company of our Militia, is desirous of entering into the Military Service of the United States. In Case the Bill Should become a Law, or of a vacancy in the present establishment, I take the liberty of recommending him for a Commission Suitable to his rank. He is naturally as by acquirement a military man, and he is warmly and Sincerely attached to your administration. His fitness for a Captaincy or a Majority is, I think, unquestionable. He is recommended to your notice with great pleasure by one who is most truly your friend and

Obt. Servt

James Cheetham

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

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