Thomas Jefferson Papers

Giacomo Raggi to Thomas Jefferson, 1 May 1820

From Giacomo Raggi

Philadelphia May 1st 1820—

Dear Sir

I am under the necessity of begging of your Kindness, to favour me with a few lines of yours, to some of your friends in this City for reccomandation, on account to dispose of a few natural curiosities which I brought with me from Italy—as well as to encourage me in getting the Sculpture of a Monument of the Immortal Washington to be erected in this City—I am certain that by your reccomandation I shall attain this work, and they will be indebted to you for your indulgence—On the expectation that you will not dissappoint my views I respectfuly remain

Your most obbt Sert

Giacomo Raggi

RC (ViW: TC-JP); in an unidentified hand, signed by Raggi; between dateline and salutation: “To the honourable Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

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