Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Fleming, 22 November 1807

Rock Ville November 22nd 1807


Mr. Benjamin G Orr has applied to me for a letter of recommendation of him to the Executive of the United States as a person qualified to discharge the duties of Marshall of the District of Columbia and with pleasure I yeald my testimony in his favor

Mr. Orr has lived in this County the five years last past, and as far as I know and believe in a manner the most unexceptionable as a Gentleman of Talents he is entitled to the Respect and esteem of every one and as a Republican attached to the principles on which our national affairs are at present conducted, he enjoys the approbation of all its friends—

I have no hesitation therefore in saying that the appointment of Mr. Orr to the Office of Marshall will give general Satisfaction to all persons attached to the true interests of our Country

I have the honor to be with the greatest Consideration your Most obedient Servt.

John Fleming Sheriff

of Montgomery County M.D

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

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