To Thomas Mifflin
July 1. 97.
The bearer hereof Mr. Blacon having some business with you desires me to give him a line of introduction. He was a good revolutionist of the first National convention, closely connected with La Fayette, a worthy and wealthy person1 well known to me in France. On these grounds I take the liberty of presenting him to you. He will have with him a friend Mr. Sermaize whom I have not before known. I have the honor to be with great respect & esteem Dr. Sir Your most obedt. & most humble servt.
RC (Herbert A. Strauss, Chicago, 1947); addressed: “Governor Mifflin Philadelphia handed by Mr. Blacon”; with one emendation noted below; endorsed by Mifflin and a clerk. Not recorded in SJL.
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