May 29th 1807
It was determined some time ago by you that the collector of Yorktown Virga., who had made no returns for some years tho’ repeatedly requested to do it, should be removed: and Mr. Basset was requested to recommend a successor. The recommendations now enclosed contain also an apology for the present officer. To me it appears insufficient: but you will be able to decide how far the circumstance of the application of his salary to the support of his sisters ought to operate.
With respectful attachment Your obedt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.