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To Thomas Jefferson from William F. Gray, 26 March 1819

Fredericksburg March 26. 1819


The bearer, Mr Thos Smith, has applied to me for an introduction to you; but not having ever had that honour myself, it may be considered too great a liberty for me to take.—He will no doubt carry with him a much better introduction than my name can give him. I will only say that he has for some time lived my neighbor, and has approved himself a sober and industrious citizen; and in every respect, as far as I have seen or heard is a man of correct conduct. He is considered a good painter.

With much respect Sir, Your Obt sert

Wm F. Gray


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