Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph McIlvaine, 14 August 1807

New-Jersey August 14th 1807—


We the Subscribers having been informed that Doctor Oliver Barnet either has or is about resigning the Office of Marshall of the District of New-Jersey. Considering it proper that the Office should be held by a Character capable of fulfilling its duties, and one whose Attachment to the present Administration is known: We beg leave to recommend to your notice Doctor Oliver Wayne Ogden of Hunterdon County as one proper to be appointed. Being personally acquainted with Dr. Ogden and having witnessed the satisfaction he has uniformly given whilst acting as Deputy Marshall, we think we can with the utmost propriety recommend him as a suitable Character to be appointed Marshall of the District of New-Jersey. His Attachment to our Republican institutions are well known, and we believe that his Appointment will be generally approved of by the Citizens of this District. Your Attention to the above recommendation will much oblige us. We are with Sentiments of the highest esteem and respect for you,

Sir, Your humble Servants,

Joseph McIlvaine

James Linn

Jno Lambert

George C. Maxwell

Henry Southard

W. Helm

Ezra Darby

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

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