From Richard Barry
Washington Janry 29th 1811
As I now intend to build myself a House to live in for the first in my life and Knowing it will be necessary for me to collect my little earnings together to meet the demands of it, you’l much Oblige me by letting me have the money due me the 20th of March next
I assure you Sir If I could possibly do without calling on you now for it would give me great pleasure
PS—an answer soon will be thankfully recieved—
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.