Lynchbg March 3rd 1819
The subscribers having had considerable knowledge of the Bearer hereof, Mr White, as a Plaisterer, here fully state, that he is, in our judgment, an excellent workman; remarkable for his diligence & fidility in his profession, & moreover that he is well acquainted with stucco & ornamental plaistering—& cheerfully recommend him to those who may wish to employ him in his professional capacity
|Wm S. Reid|
|John M Goidoul.|
Mr White has resided for several years in this Town, has given general satisfaction to all those who have employed him as a plaisterer and is sober and correct in moral as well as prompt, and faithful in his profession-
|W. S. Reid|
ViU: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.