Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Darley, 10 July 1801

From Samuel Darley

Fredericksburg, July 10th 1801—

May it please your

I am a young man, about 300 miles from home, borne down with infirmity, and unable to travel;—would you do justice to charity you will let me have some pecuniary assistance to carry me in the Stage. My friends live in the upper part of Pennsylvania and are unable to give me any aid; and I unable to work for money to carry me home;—You shall be paid, if ever I get able to send you the money—

Your afflicted Fellow Citisen and subject

Saml Darley

RC (MHi); addressed: “The President of the United States City of Washington”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 11 July and so recorded in SJL.

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