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Letter, 1801 May 4, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to [Thomas Jefferson], [Washington, D.C.].

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Author: Reich, Jean
Abstract: He left his native land which was under tyranny to seek asylum in the US; passage over Atlantic long and difficult; hoped to see a quick end to his suffering, but found out his occupation was not esteemed in the United States; had no money to pay his passage, friends or knowledge of English; visited by Engraver of the Mint and Reich showed him his medals and became hopeful of employment; has not heard from the Engraver again; forced to work as a slave for someone in return for them paying his ocean passage; US in great need of work like his; sending specimans of his work to Jefferson and if he likes him, wants him to find him work at the Mint so he can pay his debt and regain his freedom.
Issued Date: 1801-05-04
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15363
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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    The Jefferson Project was funded by the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and the Delmas Foundation to enable Swem Library to scan its Jefferson items (documents by and to Jefferson).

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