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letter 5


Under an Idea that the Laws of the United States will be published in one of the Newspapers of each State, Mr Bennett Wheeler the Printer of the United States Chronicle, has applied for Letters Recommendatory in his favour that he may be imployed in the Business

As his Paper has as large a Circulation, as [sic] is as Correctly Printed as any one in the State I could wish Mr Wheeler might have the Business; if 'tis not pre engaged.

I Remain with the highest
Esteeme Sir Your Most Obedien[t]
Humble Servant
Jabez Bowen
Thomas Jefferson Esq.r Secry of State
[At head of page 2: 'Bowen Jaber [sic] 1790 | rec.d Sep. 26.' in Jefferson's hand except for '1790'.]