From George Washington
Philadelphia 30th Mar: 1795
A short time since I wrote to you, and hope the letter got safe to your hands. If this should reach them, it is intended to introduce Mr. Strickland, of Yorkshire in England, to your civilities and attention. His merits, independent of the recommendation of Sir Jno. Sinclair, will entitle him to them.
From Monticello, Mr. Strickland intends crossing the ridge for Winchester; and to return to this city either by Frederick town, or through the Valley. With great truth & regard I am Dear Sir Your Affectionate
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1795 and so recorded in SJL.
On 2 April 1795 George Hammond, the British minister to the United States, wrote a letter to TJ introducing William Strickland as “an extremely respectable English Gentleman, for whom I have a particular regard,” and assuring him that “I shall consider any kindness and attention shewn to him as personal favors conferred upon myself” (RC in ViU; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1795 and so recorded in SJL).