Philadelphia July 27. 1793.
The bearer hereof, Mr. Livingston, goes to France with a view of settling some commercial correspondences. I have not the pleasure of being acquainted with him myself, but he is recommended to me by Governor Lee of Virginia, as a worthy and respectable citizen, and as such I take the liberty of presenting him to you, and asking for him that information and advice which may be useful to him in the line of his pursuits. I have the honor to be with great esteem Sir Your most obedt. humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “M. La Motte.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy.
TJ wrote an identical letter of the same date to Joseph Fenwick at Bordeaux (PrC in DLC, at foot of text: “Mr. Fenwick”; Tr in ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers, 19th-century copy).