George Washington Papers

From Henry Lee to Timothy Pickering, 28 May 1796

Richmond 28th May 96


Thos Tinsley of this state will have the pleasure of presenting this letr He is desirous of obtaining an office in the land department undr the [late] law & ask my letr of introduction to you.

I give it with great pleasure, as I have long known the gentleman & can with [illegible]affirm that he has ever merited the best respects of his acquaintances from the

undeviating propriety of his conduct—Should he attain the object of his wishes I venture to pronounce that he will prove the propriety of the choice by his faithful & honorable executions of the dutys of his office. I have the honor to be sir with great respect your ob: st

Henry Lee

I have been intimately Acquainted with Colonel Thomas Tinsley of Hanover County for many years past. he has represented his County in the General Assembly for Several years, to the perfect Satisfaction of his Constituents, and with the Approbation of the Community at large. Colonel Tinsley was bred to business, and possesses in a very high Degree, Integrity, Industry, and Sobriety; I feel a very particular pleasure in giving this testimony of my good Opinion and Friendship for him. Given at Richmond this 10th June 1796.

James Wood.

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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