Monticello. Sep. 20. 07
You have done perfectly right in stopping the commission ordered for Benajah Nicholls as Surveyor of Windsor & I thank you for it. at the same time I have no recollection of the name of William H. Ruffin as appointed to that office, nor does my list of the commissions I sign note any such one as having been signed. I presume therefore it has been a blank filled up, & therefore has not come to me for signature. I salute you with respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.