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Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 17 May 1814

To William Short

Monticello May 17. 14.

My dear friend

The bearer mr Rives, the son of one of our wealthiest citizens and of the neighboring county of Amherst, is an eleve of mine in law & politics. before he commences practice he wishes to visit the country North of us. an honester, abler, or better informed man could not be presented to you. make him sensible of my high estimation of him by the kind offices which you as my friend may render him in Philadelphia, and charge all to the account of

Your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViW: TJP); at foot of text: “William Short esq.”; endorsed by Short as “recd by Mr Reevs, at the end of May.” Recorded in SJL as a letter to be delivered “by mr Rives.”

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation from TJ search
  • Rives, Robert; family of search
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  • Short, William; letters to search
  • Short, William; TJ introduces W. C. Rives to search