From William Davy
Philadelphia June 22d. 1801
A Gentleman now in England has requested me to forward to you Sir! the inclosed elegant Print of General Gates, the Hero of Saratoga. I execute the Commission with the greatest pleasure, requesting your acceptance of it, from a sincere Friend to this Country.
I have the honour to remain with the most profound Respect, Sir! yr ob Hble Servt
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “His Excellency Thomas Jefferson Esqr. President of the United States &c &c”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 June and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.
William Davy, a merchant, lived at 58 Walnut St., Philadelphia (Stafford, Philadelphia Directory, for 1801, 95).