Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry H. C. Robertson, 25 November 1807

Montgomery County Md November 25th. 1807


Mr. Benjamin G Orr has applied to us 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 we yeald our testimony in his favor

Mr. Orr has lived in this County the five years last past and as far as we know and believe in amanner the most unexceptionable as A Gentleman of Talents he is intitled to the respect and esteem of every one and as a Republican attached to the principals on which Our national Affairs are at present conducted he enjoys the Approbation of all its friends

We 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 interest of our country

We have the honor to be with the greatest Consideration your most obedient Servants

Henry H C Robertson

Benjamin Higgins

Wm. Culver

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

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