Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Esenbeck, 11 January 1806

City of Washington, Jany 11th 1806.

The President of the United States is most humbly requested to order the Secretary of War, to furnish C William Esenbeck, (the messenger of the Secretary of the Treasury) with 6 Six Indians for my assistance to hunt up all the Wild Beasts round the City of Washington. I have loged some in the Bank, and cautioned all the Gentlemen there to keep them, but they let them escape and now they will do all the Mischief against me; and especially a young scunk or Piss-Cat. if I can not catch her I shall be undone for ever; but as she is an innocent young thing I sall soon have her and put her in the Bank. In hopes the President of the U.S. will be pleased to grant me this Simple request I have the honour to be with the greatest esteem

Sir! Your most humble & obedt. Servant

Wm. Esenbeck

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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