Washington Dec. 17. 05
Mr. Barnes my factotum in money matters is on a journey to Baltimore, and in his absence a pressing call is made on me, which renders it necessary for me to get a thousand Dollars from the bank of Columbia. I have not another mercantile or monied acquaintance in the place. in this dilemma I venture to ask the favor of you to indorse & put in the inclosed for me, as the rules of the banks require an indorser a resident. I trust it is unnecessary for me to assure you it shall be duly taken up. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.