Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Caspar Wistar, 15 October 1802

From Caspar Wistar

Philada. Oct. 15. 1802.

Dear Sir

I beg leave to recommend to you the Bearer, Mr. P. Kuhn Junr., a very amiable & worthy young gentleman who is about establishing a commercial house at Gibralter—He is the Son of a Gentleman of very high character for honour & integrity, who has been long & successfully engaged in the mediterranean trade—as he has been educated in his Father’s Compting House, & has acquired a knowledge of Gibralter & its neighbourhood by two voyages, I believe he would perform the duties of Consul to your satisfaction if you should think proper to appoint him—

With most grateful and affectionate recollection of your kind attention, & with sincere wishes for your health & happiness, I am most respectfully Your obliged friend

C. Wistar Junr.

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); at foot of text: “His Excellency The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. and “Kuhn. P. junr. to be Consul at Gibraltar” and so recorded in SJL.

For Peter Kuhn, Jr., see his letter to TJ of 5 Nov.

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