From John Travers
Lisbon 11th July 1816
Inclosed I have the honor to hand you a letter of introduction from my particular friend mr Miligan of George Town, and I regret extremely that circumstances should have arisen when I was in Richmond to prevent my delivering it, as it would I assure you [have]1 been a source of infinite satisfaction to me to have made the personal acquaintance of one so much the friend of his Country and whom I esteem above all his countrymen.
My object in sending this letter at this late period is merely to assure you that should an opportunity occur wherein I could be useful in this place, I pray you to do me the honor to command me when it will be gratifying to me to execute any commissions you may be pleased to entrust to my care
I have the honor to be
sir Your most obedient humble Servt
RC (MHi); between dateline and salutation: “To Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Joseph Milligan to TJ, 28 Aug. 1815.
1. Omitted word editorially supplied.