Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John McKissick, 30 June 1807

Lancaster June 1807.


Understanding that Colonel William McKennan of Washington County, in this State, has applied to Your Excellency for the appointment of Receiver of the Land-Office to be established for the Sale of the tract of land lying between the United States Military tract and the Connecticut reserve in the State of Ohio; We the undersigned take the liberty of adding our recommendation to the others that may be given in favour of his appointment.

Colonel McKennan entered into the Service of his country at the commencement of the late revolutionary War and continued to Serve ’till the end of it, during which period he was severely wounded; We mention this Circumstance because we believe it will assist in recommending him to your notice: His political principles are republican and he has been and Continues to be a uniform supporter of the present administration of the United States: In point of education and as a man of business we consider him well qualified for the Office he Solicits, and therefore earnestly recommend him to the President for the appointment.

John Mc.Kissick

T Matlack

James Trimble

Saml Cochran

John Kean

Geo. Duffield

H H Brackenridge

Thomas Cooper

From the Information I have received I beleivi that Colonel McKennan is a Gentleman possessed of the Principles and Qualifications mentioned in the within paper

James Hamilton

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

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