To Richard Varick1
[New York, May 4, 1798]
A friend of mine has a sudden and unexpected call for 5000 Dollars which I am anxious to assist him with. Can you assist me with 1000 under the certainty that it will be replaced on Wednesday next? If you can you will do me a pleasure.2
ALS, from a typescript supplied by an anonymous donor.
1. Varick was mayor of New York City.