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To Thomas Jefferson from John Hollins, 28 February 1809

Baltimore 28th. febry. 1809

Dear Sir

Allow me once more to use the freedom of addressing you & of introducting to your acquaintance, my friend Mr Van Alphen, a Native of Holland, but for some years past a resident of the Island of Java, from whence he arrived a few months past in a Ship, in which I am a part owner   Mr Van Alphen being (with his friend) desirous of viewing the Seat of our Governmt, before their departure for Europe, I avail myself of the opportunity of giving him a few lines to you, & which I am assured your goodness will pardon,—& believe me with sentiments of esteem & respect—

Yr. frnd &c

Jno. Hollins

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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