Washington Dec. 4. 07.
The bearer hereof mr Thomas T. Jones is the son of a particular friend & school fellow of mine, Dr. Walter Jones, now a member of Congress from Virginia. mr T. T. Jones has resided for some time in my neighborhood; he is a lawyer by profession, well educated, of fine genius, honest & honorable under all circumstances. proposing to establish himself in the Misipi territory, I take the liberty of recommending him to your civilities & good offices, persuaded that you will find in him an amiable addition to the society of your place. I avail myself of the occasion by him of tendering you my salutations & assurances of respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.