Washington June 10. 07.
My dear friend
This letter is entirely confidential. I am warned by sollicitations for the post-office at Richmond, that it is likely to become vacant by the death of the present incumbent. the office you now hold will be abolished when our public debt shall be discharged. in consideration of this circumstance, of the comparative emoluments & labor & confinement of the two offices, will you make up your mind whether you would prefer being transferred to the other place, & be so good as to inform me of your choice as soon as you can have decided on it. it will be desirable to me to cut short applications by filling the place the moment I know it is vacant. present me respectfully to mrs Page, & with the assurance of my constant attachment & respect, accept my friendly salutations.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.