Tench Ringgold: Recommendation of Peter Marks
|Washington August 27th 1831|
The bearer hereof Peter Marks a coloured man late the property of James Monroe deceased late President of the United States has been liberated & set free by at Mr Monroes dying request by his executor Samuel L Gouverneur of the City of New York & by Mrs E K Hay one of Mr Monroes daughters to whom he was a slave.
Peter is honest, and capable; he is an excellent dining room ser[van]t; and a good coachman; has been brought [up in?] the family of Mr Monroe from his infancy [yout]h & I can recommend [. . .] man, as I have long [. . .] him
[. . .]h Ringgold
RC (PHi: Society Miscellaneous Collection); mutilated; one entire sentence missing at fold.
August 27, 1831