Oct. 25. 07.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Nourse and returns him the letter of mrs Aitkin. having only the nomination of the higher officers of the government, & they that of all under them, he has never interposed in what is their own right of employing whom they chuse, & the rather as they are responsible for them. he salutes Mr. Nourse with respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.