Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Elliott, 9 May 1807

Capitol hill May 9th. 1807.


The Office of Librarian being vacant by the death of Mr. Beckley & believing myself duly qualifyed for the duties thereof, I have taken the liberty of thus obtruding myself on yr. notice as a Candidate—Shd. you think fit & proper to appoint me, it shall ever be my study to perform the duties thereof with care & punctuality.

I am Sir, with much respect & esteem yr. most Obedt. Humble Servt. &c

Robert Elliott

P:S: The Vice President to whom I have the Honr. of being personally known will inform yr. Excellency of any particulars concerning me.

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

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