To Victor Marie du Pont
Washington June 7. 1803
Your kindness on a former occasion has emboldened me to trouble you again for a draught on Paris of the value of 200. Dollars, for which sum I inclose you a check on the New York branch bank. my apology is that it shall be the last time for the present year, and that I am really so helpless in things of this kind that like other helpless beings I throw myself on the charity of the benevolent. Accept my best wishes & respectful salutations.
RC (DeGH); addressed: “M. Victor Dupont New York”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by du Pont. PrC (DLC); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “200. D.”