Thomas Jefferson Papers

Aron S. Barton to Thomas Jefferson, 17 November 1809

From Aron S. Barton

Jay 17 Novr 1809

Dear Sir

Dire necesity Obliges me to request of you the Loan of three thowsand Dollars to inable me to [prosecute] a Cotton factory, which I had previusly intended to [Rear] Beliveing You to be the patron of institutions I make this application to you Cofidently Believeing you and your friends will Contriburt this Small Sum to My Necesity and Greatly Oblige Dear Sir your Friend—Beliveing this to be a Singular request from a young man 28 years Old in the State of Massachusetts Dept of Mane in the Solitary Town of Jay & County of Oxford—What ever Dear Sir you May think Do not expose my Name for I put my Trust in God Believeing through his Assistance (with frugality and industry) I Shall arive in peace to that County from which no Traviller returns

Known to you and Me and no other

Aron S. Barton

RC (MHi); two words illegible; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Late President of the USA”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Dec. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

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