John Wayles Eppes to Robert Smith

Jno W Eppes with his respects forwards to Mr Smith the enclosed letter—Mr Thweatt the writer being nearly connected with me, I forbear to say any thing on his worth, or the weight which ought to be attatched to his opinions—On this subject I refer you to Colo: Goodwin & Mr Giles with whom he is intimately acquainted—

Mr Armstead one of the gentlemen mentioned in his letter I have known only as a pleasant and gentlemanly man in society—I know nothing of his political principles or Talents—Mr Fawn is an entire stranger to me having never seen him—He has often however been mentioned to me as a man combining Talents and a good education with the practical knowledge of a sea Captain—He was many years a captain of a merchant vessel—

RC (NcD: John Wayles Eppes Papers); dateline at foot of text.
Recipient
Robert Smith
Date Range
Date
February 9, 1808
Collection