MVB to William Cabell Rives, 21 April 1833

MVB to W[illiam] C[abell] Rives, 21 April 1833


My dear Sir

My young friend Theodore Sedgwick Junr. visits Europe for improvement & the gratification of his curiosity. It will be <convenient> to him, if it be practicable, to devote his time whilst in Paris to some honorable pursuit by which he may be able to make enough to defray his expenses. Can you help him in the way of doing so. He is industrious & honorable and possesses talents of the very first order, writes uncommonly well & <is> <fit> I believe for any thing that it becomes a gentleman to do. I take much interest in his success & shall be personally obliged if you can benefit him by your advice

I am Dr Sir

very truly yours


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