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From Thomas Jefferson to William Vans Murray, 27 March 1797

To William Vans Murray

Monticello Mar. 27. 97.

Dear Sir

After congratulations on your appointment to represent us with the new Batavian republic, I take the liberty of solliciting your care of a letter to Messrs. Nicholas and Jacob Van Staphorst and Hubbard of Amsterdam, who will of course make themselves known to you on your arrival. I think you will find them of characters considerably and advantageously distinguished from the herd of money-machines you will find in that country. Wishing a safe and short voyage, pleasant breezes and clear skies to Mrs. Murray and yourself, I remain with great esteem and respect Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “William V. Murray esq.”; endorsed in ink by TJ on verso. Enclosures: TJ to Van Staphorst & Hubbard, 27 and 28 Mch. 1797.

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