Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Philip M. Topham, 12 January 1807

New York 12 January 1807.

Dear Sir,

Referring to my petition Sent you in June 1805, I am once more compelled to observe that my distressed Situation, obliges me to request you will immediately take my case into Consideration—I have been in close confinement upwards of Sixteen months; during which time have exhausted nearly my whole property.—and have been kept from Business six years in consequence of the voyage to Africa.—My family is with me partaking of my sufferings, & if speedy relief is afforded by you,—shall ever remain with gratitude—

Your obed. Servt.

Philip M Topham

PS The bearer of this Mr. W G Burroughs of Newport, will inform you particularly, relative to my Circumstances—& I beg you will forward through him some encouragement to me.—

Philip M Topham

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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