Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Nathaniel Macon, 23 April 1807

Washington 23 April 1807


I last night received a letter from Sam S. Hamilton of Washington, requesting me to recommend him for Librarian, I have not that sort of acquaintance with him which would authorize me to do this; I have the two last winters lived in the House of his father, the first of which He acted I beleive as deputy for Mr Beckley in the Library, the last he was an assistant in his (Mr B.) office

I can only say that so far as I observed, he appeared to be a well behaved decent young man

I am very respectfully Sir Yr most obt sert

Nathl Macon

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

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