Cornland 21. Ap. 1806.
Acknowledgements are due from me to the president of the Un⟨ited⟩ States, for his continuing me in the office of District Attorney for Kentucky, to which I was appointed by his Predecessor.
I have endeavoured to pursue such a course relative to the public business committed to my charge, as would justify the confidence of that High Magistrate; but the present state of my affairs makes it proper for me now to resign the office.
The talents exhibited by our Barr at present, renders it very easy for the president to fill the office again with propriety. Accept Sir, for the president & yourself assurances of my great consideration & respect.
J. H. Daveiss.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.