Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James McDowell, 25 August 1807

Pittsburgh 25 August 1807.

The subscribers Inhabitants of Pittsburgh would beg leave respectfully to represent That by a law of the United States it is directed that a Surveyor shall be appointed for Pittsburgh for the purpose therein mentioned

We would take the liberty of recommending to you Mr Zachariah A Tannehill of Pittsburgh as a Republican a man of integrity and skill and in every respect qualified for the faithful discharge of the duties of that office. Our knowledge of the character of Mr Tannehill has induced us to make this application and thus to solicit his appointment to this office. We pledge ourselves for his faithful discharge of the duties attached to it.

James McDowell

and 9 other signatures

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

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