Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Rittenhouse, 2 October 1807

Philadelphia Octr 2nd 1807


Having resided now near two years in this City my friends have again urg’d me to apply to your Excellency for an Appointment to some Office, in your power to bestow, and the duties of which you may concieve me capable to perform.—

The recent Death of General Muhlenberg Collector of this port, has produc’d a Vacancy in the Custom house. in the new arangement shou’d I be honourd by your confidence and Patronage in a place; or in any other you may think proper, my constant Indeavour will be to merit The approbation of my fellow Citizens

With the most perfect Esteam I am Your Excellencise Most Devoted Huble., Sert.

Benjn. Rittenhouse

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

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