Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Kelly, 31 August 1807

Monticello Aug. 31. 07.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Kelly & in answer to his note respecting mr Daniel Daviess observes that all the public manufactories of arms being under the direction of managers, & the arsenals in the care of keepers, mr Davies’s application must be to them; because they being responsible for what is under their charge must be left free to employ such persons as they deem qualified. he salutes mr Kelly with respect.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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