Washington City April 16. 1806
With Submission I present to your View by the Hand of my selfe hopeing you’l relieve my distress at this time by lending me fifteen Dollars for 60 Days to relieve a House and Lott under a [fifir] which will be Positively Sold by the 21st Instant, If I cannot get the money and in so doing you’l greatly oblige your Humbl. Servt. and truly wellwisher
Brother to Wilson Bryan
N.B. The present Scarcity of money and the hardship of having property sold at Less then half Value has induced me to make this application not knowing else where to apply at this time
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.