Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Nancy Ray, 23 February 1807

Fabuary 23th day 1807

your Excellency

Will Pleas to Let my unhappy Situation apolligise for my being so troblesom in calling so often—war it possable that I could explain my preasant situation to your Excellency I think it would opperate Much in my favour—but that is imposable for me to Do—A Midst all my Colamites I have bin hear upwards of ten months in a state of susspence—Hopeing from time to time of being releaved—Permit me to Humbly beg and in Treat your Excellency—to once more Restore the Husband and father to the destrest wife—and the Despreed little Children that we have left behind us—your Excellency is all thats able in this life to grant me that Request—which I hope and trust if is granted that—your Excellency—Never will have Caus to regreat it—by the futer Conduct of those hoom you releace—

Most Respectfully For

Nancy Ray

ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.

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