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To Thomas Jefferson from George Mason, 16 February 1792

From George Mason

Virginia Gunston-Hall February 16th. 1792.

Dear Sir

The Bearer, Mr. Isaac Mc.Pherson, a Merchant of Alexandria, has inform’d me, that he has something of Moment to communicate to You (with the Particulars whereof I am unacquainted) and being a Stranger to You, has requested, from me, a Letter of Introduction.

Mr. Mc.Pherson has resided some Years in Alexandria, has carryed on extensive Business there; and as far as I have heard or understood, has always supported a fair character, and been esteemed a Man of Integrity and good Sense; so that, altho’ I have not had opportunitys of a very intimate personal Acquaintance with him, I shou’d not scruple to place Confidence in him; of which I really believe him worthy.—I have the Honour to be, with the greatest Esteem and Regard dear Sir, Your most obdt. Sert.,

G Mason

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 12 Apr. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

McPherson brought with him a letter from Henry Lee as well (Henry Lee to TJ, 6 Feb. 1792; RC in DNA: RG 59, MLR; endorsed twice by TJ as received 12 Apr. 1792 and so recorded in SJL).

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