From Joseph Parsons
City Goal Sunday October 10 1802
Excuse my writing You But I am actuly Confind here for my Doctor bill & find my self unable to pay it at preasent and what Grives me more; with my wife along side of me she as no other home I shall not trawble you with a Long List of my sufferings as I suppose you have seen them in Mr Lions paper from my own hand I am your most humble Servant
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Oct. and so recorded in SJL.
MR LIONS PAPER: probably the American Literary Advertiser, published in Washington by James Lyon and Richard Dinmore since March 1802 (Brigham, American Newspapers description begins Clarence S. Brigham, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690–1820, Worcester, Mass., 1947, 2 vols. description ends , 1:98; Vol. 34:405n).