Feb. 13. 1807
The Officer complained of by Mr Taber is Hull the Nephew & protege of Genl Hull and has been therefore considered by me correct in his political principles. However He & all others act in such cases under instructions to employ those who work upon the most reasonable terms & who at the same time are capable of the work—I will have the necessary enquiries made in the particular case & will communicate to you the results—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.