Memorandum to Thomas Jefferson
[1 January 1805]
RC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). Undated; date assigned here on the basis of Jefferson’s docket: “Departmt. State. recd. Jan. 1. 05. / Atty Genls.”
1. Jefferson had asked members of his cabinet to suggest possible candidates to replace Levi Lincoln as attorney general (see Henry Dearborn to Jefferson, 2 Jan. 1805, Robert Smith to Jefferson, 2 Jan. 1805, and Albert Gallatin to Jefferson, 3 Jan. 1805, DLC: Jefferson Papers).