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I have known Major Penrose a long time—believe him to be a good republican—a man of considerable talents, a man of integrity & polite manners & think him qualified for the place he solicits. I am Dr. Sir with sentiment of Respect Your obed Servt DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
Mr. Dallas has shown me at your request the communication of the french police containing a number of charges against Mr. G. Howell. I have examined also his defence which appear to me fully to refute them. From my long acquaintance with Mr. Howell & from my having had moneyd Transactions with him of importance, where delicacy & good faith were never violated I verily believe the charges are...
I had the honor of receiving a line of the 2nd. Current from the Secretary of the Treasury stating the measure of caution that he had adopted in consequence of a report of the Paris Police which had reached your department to the prejudice of Mr. George Howell. Respecting our Institutions for the preservation of every right I can not but wish that a fair opportunity may be given to Mr. Howell...
I am much obliged and flatterd by your great attention to my son; The obligation will be much increased if you will honor me with a few lines expressive of your opinion of his figure and improvement. I am more anxious to hear of him from you than any man in Europe because you are the best judge, and I am sure you will not flatter the hopes of a fond Father. The Delegations to the Convention of...
Philadelphia, 5 Dec. 1787 . Introduces his son and asks TJ’s “protection and friendship,” knowing that TJ “will receive him affectionately” and that “no person in France can be of so much use to him”; has “directed him to continue in France four months,” and to take TJ’s “advice on the mode of his spending his time there to the greatest advantage and with the most Œconomy. Improvement more...