Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Nancy Ray, 12 March 1807

March 12th 1807

Will your Excellency bepleased to admit in your preasants—the unfortunate wife to the Prisoner Ray—so that I may state to your Excellency my Lementable situation—I am a great distance from home—amongst strangers—& is now moneyless—not able to Return home—and is desspertly situateed to stay here—with an expectation that in a short time I shall not be able to shift a bout as I have had to do-since I came hear—nether will I be able to under take so grate a gurney as to travel home alone—my preasant prosspects makes me intierly misserable—Permit me to pray your Excellencyes Compation—& once more Restore to me my long lost husband—which will save me and my desperceed little Children from utter Ruing—

Please grant my Humble Request & except my sincearest Thanks while I Live

Nancy Ray

ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.

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