Washington Feby. 24. 1808
Mr. Isaac Briggs being desirous of having an agency in carrying into effect the manufacturing plan instituted at Baltimore, I cannot refuse his wish that I would make him known to you. Mr. Briggs has a just & high reputation as a man of science, and with a general turn for mechanical subjects, has paid I understand some particular attention to the ingenious machinery used in the Cotton Manufactories. I can add with great truth that he possesses all the qualification which depends on soundness of judgment, sedateness of temper, the purest integrity, and a habitual assiduity in executing what he undertakes. Having this view of his character, I trust you will pardon the liberty I take in recommending him to your consideration, whatever may be the result of a comparison of his merits with those of others who may offer themselves for the same functions. With great esteem & respect I ⟨remain⟩ Dr. Sir Yr. mo: obedt. Servt
DLC: Isaac Briggs papers.