Lynchburg March 4. 1819
This will be handed to you by Mr David White who goes to Charlottesville with a view of undertaking to do the plaistering of the University. I recommend him to you as a very worthy man and a most excellent workman. Had I to engage a plaisterer to do such a job I Know of no man I would so soon employ as I would him—as a proof of which I have engaged him to do the plaistering of a House I am about building in Botetourt for my future & permanent Residence.