Charleston May 25. 1805.
Mr. Lehre the Gentleman who will have the honor of delivering this having under taken a Tour to the Northward and proposing to pay his Respects to you at Montecello I have taken the Liberty to furnish him with this introductory Letter. I have the Pleasure Sir to assure you that this Gentleman has been an active and useful promoter of the Republican Interest in our Country from its earliest Revival; and on This Account as well as his other public Services possesses a respectable Rank in the Confidence of his Fellow Citizens.
With the most profound respect. Sir I remain Your very hle Sevt.
Wllm. Johnson Jr
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.