14 Mch 1807
The bearer hereof is Lewis Harvie esquire, heretofore of my family at this place, & a member of the legislature of Virginia, and now a Member of the Council of State of that Commonwealth. proposing to go to Europe for his health, & uncertain what particular parts of it that may lead him to, instead of letters to particular persons, I give him this open and general letter to all Consuls & other agents of the United States of America, at any places which he may visit, assuring them of his personal worth and public standing in this country. my friendship for him induces me to recommend him to their good offices, & to assure them that the attentions they may be so kind as to shew him will be considered as favors to myself. Given under my hand at Washington this 14th. day of March 1807.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.