New York May 4. 1819
Jonas Horwitz M. D., is well understood here to be a proficient in the hebrew language. Some of our most distinguished clergymen in Newyork, have received lessons from him. and it is understood, that he possesses rare attainments in this department of knowledge.
He wishes the situation of professor of oriental literature in the college recently founded at Charlottesville. I have been requested to write him an introductory note. In doing so, I feel myself warranted by the Opinion I have formed of his high qualifications.
While I express my sentiments in his favour as a candidate, I beg you to accept the assurance of my great respect
Saml L. Mitchell
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.