Indian Fields. Bath Cty Ky May 4. 1823
Mr José A. Miralla, a distinguished South American patriot, wishes to see & know you—the great apostle of liberty. An enlightened foreigner, seeking in our country a knowledge of our free institutions and collecting maxims of political from our wisest Statesmen, has a passport to the good feelings & kind offices of every patriot & philanthropist. With you he will want no other recommendation than that be is a fellow labourer, longo intervallo, in the great cause of human liberty, a scholar & a gentleman; and as such, I beg leave to make him known to you,
With sentiments of profound regard & veneration, I tender you the salutations of grateful friendship.
John Thomson Mason Jun
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.