Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Fisher, 17 March 1819

An advertisement having been published in a number of Newspapers, by Nelson Barksdale, Proctor of the University of Virginia, encouraging the applications of Mechanics of all Kinds for employment in the erection of an edifice for that institution, Richard Ware, of the city of Philadelphia, Carpenter, is desirous to obtain from the subscribers that recommendation of his character and Capacity which is expressly reqired. We do not hesitate, therefore, to state that he has long been held in high estimation as a workman of intelligence, skill, and fidelity; that many of the handsomest and best buildings of our city have been of his construction; and that we should deem him in every way worthy to be employed, and competent, as a carpenter, to assist in the contemplated structure.

James C, Fisher
Edw Burd
Jno Vaughan
John Read


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