Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Lord Wycombe, 25 April 1793

From Lord Wycombe

London April 25. 1793.

Dear Sir

I trust you will excuse the liberty I take in introducing to your acquaintance Mr. Godfrey who proposes making a tour for the purpose of amusement and information only in the United States. He is a gentleman of highly respectable connections and of large property in this country, and is accompanied by Mr. Archdeken who has the same motives for visiting America. These gentlemen are naturally desirous of the honour of becoming acquainted with the President, and I shall esteem it as a particular favor if you will put them into the best mode of being presented to him. It is unnecessary for me to assure you how happy I shall at all times be to recieve your commands in this country as well as how sincerely I am Dear Sir Your obliged friend & Humble Serv


RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 6 July 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

On the following day Thomas Pinckney wrote a letter of introduction to TJ: “Lord Viscount Hampden has done me the honor to request Letters of Introduction for Mr. Archdekne and Mr. Godfrey who purpose travelling through some parts of the United States. This respectable Recommendation will I am convinced insure them your good Offices in procuring them such a Reception as will enable them to effect their purpose to the best Advantage” (RC in DLC; in the hand of William A. Deas, with complimentary close and signature by Pinckney; at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson. Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 July 1793 and so recorded in SJL).

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