Washington Apr. 17. 06.
I percieve by the last quarter’s account that there was a balance of 49.79 D against me since which you have paid between 4. & 500. D. for me. I must pray you to make this sum out of my tobaccos in your hands in preference to any other object, as I would not wish you to lie out of money advanced. I cannot but hope you have by this time recieved a sufficiency of my tobacco to cover both this & mr Lyles sum. Congress will rise certainly on Monday. Accept affectionate salutations
MHi: Coolidge Collection.