Thomas Jefferson, 1802 Appointment Document

Thomas Jefferson, 1802 Appointment Document

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Lot #: 51
Thomas Jefferson, 1802 Appointment Document

Francis Peyton (ca. 1764–1836) was a prominent Alexandria merchant and a nephew of state senator Francis Peyton of Loudoun County, Virginia. On 2 Mar. 1801, in a “midnight appointment,” John Adams nominated him a justice of the peace for Alexandria County in the District of Columbia. He was retained by TJ, however, who renominated him on 6 Jan. 1802. In that same year TJ also appointed Peyton a commissioner of bankruptcy for Alexandria County and a lieutenant colonel in the District of Columbia militia (CVSP, 8:345; JEP, 1:388, 404; RCHS, 5 [1902], 260, 279; 50 [1948–50], 388, 401; Horace Edwin Hayden, Virginia Genealogies [Washington, D.C., 1931], 500; Alexandria Times, 25 June, 9 July 1802; National Intelligencer, 31 Aug. 1836).

Sight: Ht. 12 1/4 x W 13 in.
Collection of Hugh Douglas Barclay, Pulaski, New York, Former New York State Senator and United States Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.
Auction Date
Sep 29, 2023

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