Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Minor, 18 May 1807

Richmond. May 18th 1807

My dear Sir

A young friend of mine Mr. Mann Page Lomax, son of Colo. Thos. Lomax of Port Tobago, having a wish to enter into the Army of the United States, has requested me to express my opinion of him to you, under the hope that it may aid him in the attainment of his wish of obtaining a Commission in the Army—If my recommendation can be of service to him, I have the happiness of saying, with confidence, that I believe him possessed of that Character and those qualifications which are calculated to render him a most useful Servant of his Country and an honour to himself and his family—permit me to add that the United States will have an additional garrantee, for his good conduct, in the respectability & honour of his Connections, with whom you are well acquainted

Be assured, Dear Sir of my high & unaltered Esteem and respect

John Minor


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