Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Susannah B. Finch, 14 July 1804

Washington July 14 1804

Honoured sir

I hope my destress Will plead on a apology for the liberty I have taken the person Who house genl Mason lived in four years, Col Cabell five Col Tregg six genl Tregg six years in philadelphia and this place I have lived in a house of Mr Law this three years and a half he has taken and sold at vandue a valuable property for nothing and my daughter and my self to lay on the hard boards it Would not have happend had I not had not engaged to find the gentlemen Wood and the Winter being so hard if you would be so kind as oblige me with a trifel till the Gent return it Will ever be remembered With gratitude and respect as I am in real Want nothing else could have induce me to taken such a liberty I am honrd sir With respect your most obdient humble serv

Susannah B Finch

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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