From John Christoph Süverman
City of Washington 8th Augt 1810.
In my last, I informed you particulars of the death of Mr Pirney, and the uncomfortable situation we were in, on account of the Debt due to us; which with a few others bare exceeding hard upon us. since that, I have found his Account for his services in attending Govr Lewis; a Copy of which I thought it proper to forward you. our situation at present is so pressing that anything you can possibly do for us, will always be gratefully and thankfully Acknowledged by
John Christoph Süverman
RC (MHi); in an unidentified hand, signed by Süverman; at foot of text: “T’O’,” i.e., “turn over,” with enclosure on third page of sheet folded to form four pages; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Montocello Virginia”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Aug. 1810 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Account of John Pernier with Meriwether Lewis (conjoined with covering letter and also forming part of Pernier to TJ, 10 Feb. 1810). Enclosed in TJ to William D. Meriwether, 21 Aug. 1810.