Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Francis Peyton, 12 October 1802

From Francis Peyton

Alexandria 12th. Octo. 1802

Dear Sir,

Capt. Matthew C. Groves who has made some longitudinal discoveries, for which he has obtained a patent from the U. States, is extremely desirous of submitting them to you, and has asked of me a note of introduction,

I am wholly unacquainted with Mr. Groves, but have received assurances from Colo. Gilpin who has known him upwards of twenty years, that he is a decent and respectable character

I am respectfully Yr. Obe. Servt.

Francis Peyton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Oct. and so recorded in SJL.

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