Letter to Mrs. R.A. Patterson (Core Tobacco Co.) Richmond, VA, who is my most
efficient Vice Regent & resides in Richmond & does all the work there.
I thank you as Regent & also in behalf of our State for this Portrait to place with
his compeers in Florida's room.
I appreciated your pleasant favor of the 18th Jan. & delayed replying until I could
tell you of the framing & dispatching of the portrait to its destination. Again thanking
you I am very cordially yours,
Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.