To Albert Gallatin
Orange Court-House Sepr. 1. 1801
Before I left Washington, I had through Mr. Barnes1 negociated at the Bank of Columbia, a note for $1000 which will fall due about the middle of the present month. I take the liberty of inclosing an authority for receiving the quarter’s salary to be drawn on the 1st. of October, which [sic] a request that you will put it into the hands of Mr. Barnes, and if necessary, that you will be so obliging as to lend your name in prolonging the credit with the Bank till the Salary becomes payable. I shall write Mr. Barnes in what manner to apply the surplus of $250. Excuse this trouble my dear Sir, & accept the sincere esteem & regard with which I remain Yours
I hereby authorize Albert Gallatin Esqr. to receive the quarter’s salary due to me on the 1st. of October next.