From David Ramsay
Charleston, S.C., 16 Apr. 1787. Encloses a letter from A. E. Van Braam Houckgeest, formerly of the United Netherlands and now a citizen and “respectable Gentleman of this state.” Urges TJ’s assistance in his behalf, since he is a “Gentleman of reputation much esteemd by his lately adopted country.”
RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 6 July 1787. Enclosure: Houckgeest to TJ, 10 Apr. 1787.