Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Victoire Laporte, 18 June 1821

Louisa county Prices tavern june the 18 1821


once more I take the liberty of importuneing you with my letters but I trust in your goodness to be excused, this is sir to inform you that my husband is not yeat retured but I suppose you are not ignorent of his sucksess in is inventions as it has bin mentioned in the nored papers which I suppose you take; when he started he promisd to send ous money a thing which he has done but the letter be ing miscarrey I expect for we never receve it; and we cannot apli for more for the want of kowing ware to direct my letters as he is not stationary in any place; I stand in need of 10 or 12 dollars for our prasent wants for as we are strangers we can jut ninithing without money this sir I take the liberty to ask of you bcaus I am in grate hopes of repaing all that you have bin good enough to advance for ous by so doing sir you will oblige your very humble and respectfull sirvent

Victoire Laporte

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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