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To Thomas Jefferson from Walter Boyd, 11 August 1791

From Walter Boyd

Paris, 11 Aug. 1791. When TJ considers importance to a young family settling in America of being known to him, he will pardon liberty taken in recommending his brother-in-law, Mr. Hemmings, to TJ’s protection. They will attempt to settle in Maryland. He is too well acquainted with TJ’s obliging disposition to doubt his readiness to render any service to them in his power.

RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Nov. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. TJ incorrectly endorsed the letter as being from “Wm. Boyd,” rather than Walter Boyd, the English banker and principal member of the banking firm of Boyd, Ker & Co., with whom he had become acquainted during his mission to France.

Boyd’s brother-in-law, Thomas Hemming, forwarded this letter to TJ from Georgetown (Hemming to TJ, 1 Nov. 1791).

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