Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Nathaniel Perkins, 8 March 1805

Goochland County Va. March 8th. 1805

Dr Sir,

The Liberty that this Your Unworthy fellow Creature are about takeing with you I hope Your Goodness will excuse as Need only would have emboldened him to take It—

From Misfortune I am in Need of One or two Thousand Dollars on Loan for a few Years. If therefore Your Goodness and entire Convenience Can Supply my Great wants the favour will be Greatly Acknowledged by me. If not Convenient to you I hope this you will Commit to the flames and let the Application Sink in forgetfullness—

I am DrSir. truly Your Most Obe. Hb. Sert. &C.

Nat Perkins

PS. I have Been and am still in the Mercantile Line & from Other men’s misconduct I am brought to Need as Above which would fully reestablish me in the Business.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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