From Thomas Mann Randolph (1792–1848) to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dear Sir

The bearer of this Mr Calverley is by profession a painter, he has done a great deal of painting for me at Tuckahoe, & I can recommend him as an excellent workman, surpassed by none in Richmond, & is withall one of the most industrious, steady, & deserving tradesmen that I know any where—he is desirous to get employment at the Central college; & feeling convinced that no man can be [. . .] obtained who will execute more faithfully the painting & glazing work I take pleasure in making him known to you with the request that you will give him the necessary information to whom he ought to make his proposals & to aid him as in procuring the job: I feel convinced he will give satisfaction if employed

I am Dr Sir yrs sincerely
Th: M. Randolph
RC (ViU: TJP); partially dated adjacent to signature; addressed: “Col: Thomas Mann Randolph Richmond” by “Mr Calverley”; endorsed by TJ: “Painter & Glazier. Calverley Danl R.” Enclosed in Thomas Mann Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 23 Mar. 1819