Navy Department, 29. June. 1825.
Hon’d & Respected Sir,
I have the honor of transmitting herewith, an Engraving of John Paul Jones, which I received yesterday for the embellishment of his Life, which is now, in press: my object in enclosing this engraving to you, is, to ask your opinion as to the likeness, design, &c. and if you think the facsimilie of his signature is Correct.
My great anxiety in having the Work & likeness Complete must be, my dear Sir, my apology for thus troubling you so often.
|John H. Sherburne—|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.