29 November 1802, Department of State, Washington. “I beg the favor of you to insert Mr. 1 christian name, in the enclosed commission, to send it to him and inform me of the name you shall insert.”2
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.
1. Left blank in letterbook.
2. This was probably James Nimms. In a 2 Dec. 1802 note to JM, Jefferson wrote: “Mr. Nimms the Commr. of bkrptcy appointed for Norfolk whose Christian name was left blank, is named ‘James’” (DNA: RG 59, ML).