From James Lyle
Manchester May 22d 1811
I was much surprised this day, to find in my desk the enclosed Letter dated March 23 d,1 which I expected had been long ago forwarded to you, it appears we neglected to send it to the post office, lest you have not had a Copy of it I now enclose it. Yours of the 5h of April came duely to hand; and I have no doubt of your makeing me as large a payment as you can. I am still very blind, yet I scrible this note to you and hope you will be able to read it
RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquir”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 May 1811 and so recorded in SJL. FC (ViHi: Lyle Letterbook). Enclosure: Lyle to TJ, 23 Mar. 1811.
1. Preceding three words interlined.