Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 18 February 1807

Feby. 18th 1807

Dear Sir

Capn. Moore of the Delaware revenue cutter has resigned. There are three candidates viz.

Ez. H. Teel recommended by Collector Mr Lane
Ch. Beñet by late Govr. Hall
Joseph Sawyer by Peter Muhlenberg & others

I incline in favour of the last, because he has been six years first mate of the cutter, and Mr Rodney who had recommended the present captain (Moore) told me that even at that time he would not have done it, had he known that Sawyer wanted the place.

Either of them is well qualified.

Respectfully Your obedt. Servt.

—Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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