Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Adamson, 1 October 1807

New York the 1st. October 1807

Esteemed friend

My friend Franz Diederichs Esqr. having occasion to visit the seat of the general government, & wishing to Pay his respects to the President of the United States, has requested my Lett. of introduction to thee, which I the more readily yield to, from his being of correct republican principles—This Gentleman is a native of Germany, & has adopted this Country as his home, from a love for it’s political institutions, & is at the head of a very respectable Commercial establishment in this City, under the firm of Franz Diederichs & Co I therefore take the liberty of introducing him to thy acquaintance, trusting from thy known liberality, that thou will excuse so great a freedom; & beg thee to believe that I am, with unabated reverence & regard—

Thy respectful friend

Wm Adamson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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