Mountsterling (Ky) Jany. 12th. 1807.
A few weeks since I addressed you by Letter on the score of borrowing a sum of money specified therein—and not having as yet, rec’d an answer, conclude that the demand was not approbated. However I make the second application—and again inform you that I want it not as a gift; but payable when my circumstances will admit, with Legal interest
I shall expect an answer to this informing me whether You design aiding me or not—and if you do not—the reason or reasons therefor, as I am of opinion that you could do it without any incommodation to yourself.
Your compliance will oblige
James J. Dozier
P.S. You will please to ans this without fail
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.