Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Perkins, 8 February 1826

New York Feby 8th 1826.—

Mr Jefferson, Venerable Sir,

I have taken the liberty of enclosing to you some Specimens of my Ornamental Writing.—As you, Sir, have been very actively instrumental in establishing I may say the only Rational and Liberal Institution of Learning in our happy country, Viz. The University of Virginia, I take this opportunity of letting yourself and the Faculty of the University know my style of designing and engraving Diplomas, Certificates &c. hoping that, provided a diploma Plate is not already procured, I might have the satisfaction and gratification of furnishing one in my best Style

With the greatest respect I am, Sir, yours &c.

Joseph Perkins


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