From John Dawson
Fredericksburg Nov. 19. 1802
Will you permit me to present to your acquaintance and civilities Mr. Carter, who proposes to visit Washington, and whose worth will obtain an excuse for the freedom which I now take.
Accept an assurance of the highest esteem
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Nov. and so recorded in SJL with notation “by mr Carter.” Enclosed in Landon Carter to TJ, 21 Nov. 1802.