Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Pinckney, 27 November 1792

To Thomas Pinckney

Philadelphia Nov. 27. 1792.

Dear Sir

The bearer hereof Mr. Marshal, a gentleman of Virginia, proposing to visit England on his affairs I take the liberty of recommending him to your attention. His connections in the state from which he comes are of the most respectable and his worth and talents will justify any good offices you can render him which will also be acknoleged as obligations on Dr. Sir Your most obedt & most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Pinckney.”

James Markham Marshall, the brother of John Marshall, the future chief justice of the Supreme Court, was going to England to negotiate the purchase of a portion of the Fairfax estate in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Marshall, Papers description begins Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, Charles F. Hobson, and others, eds., The Papers of John Marshall, Chapel Hill, 1974–2006, 12 vols. description ends , ii, 140–2).

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