Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Michael Rader, 8 September 1807

Fredericksburg 8th. Septr. 1807

D. Sir

Having recieved information you are in want of some person who is well acquainted with pump-boring; and thinking myself sufficiently versed in that business to undertake any job in that line I beg leave to solicit any job you may wish done in that business; should you not ere this have employed any one to do it, (by answering this you will know my terms) and are in want of any such work done, I will venture to assert that I should do it on as low terms and good workmanship as any one you will get.

I am very respectfully Dr. Sir Your obt servt

Michael Rader

Direct your letters to the care of Capt. William Taylor Merchant Fredericksburg

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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