Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Charles L. Lewis, 1 May 1806

Baltimore 1st. May 1806

Dear Sir

 Before I left Albemarle, I was not apprised of the expence attending a military dress &c, nor did I expect to have been detained here until monday next, it being the day appointed to sail, by the Capt of the vessel in which I shall go to N. Orleans, which will make the fourteenth day since my arrival at this place.

 I must therefore Sir reluctantly ask of you the loan of $30 until you get to Monticello, at which time it will be faithfully refunded by Mr C. Peyton to whom I will write so to do. should you be disposed to favour the request; which would be thankfully accepted by Sir

Yr Obt Servt

C L Lewis

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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