Monticello May 3. 07.
Having occasion to address a letter to mr Richard Cocke, a gentleman of the law in Kentucky, which it is important he should recieve safely, and with as little delay as possible, & doing it from this place where I have not the papers which would inform me of his residence, I have taken the liberty of putting the letter under your cover. I have therefore to request that you will be so kind as to direct it by post, or other safe conveyance, to his residence, which if not known to you, I presume can readily be learnt, and that you will ascribe the liberty I take of troubling you with it to the accidental necessity of my situation. I salute you with great respect & esteem
MHi: Coolidge Collection.