Carlisle Pennsylvania 12th. September 1807
May it pleas your Honour, I have received a letter by Mail a few days ago in which I receive the following information, Viz, that a letter has been handed or caused to be handed to Your Honour in my name, some time sence by some desineing man in the City of Washington, and in the same beging a sum of Money for my use, my friend says that he cannot inform me who handed the letter neither who rote it, but will inform himself if possible for my satisfaction—
My information is so good that I could not furbare writing those few lines to inform you that this act if done was not done by me neither was I known to any such act but to contrary it has been done to injure me, and to dam my character as I have been unfortuneate enough to loose my Commission to my great injury
I hope Your Honour will excuse my encumbering you with those few lines on this occasion as I consider it a parsonal Grieveance, and such as should be rectafyd.
it would be great satisfaction to me if Your Honour would give me information if this above mentioned letter was handed or not, that I may endavour to prosecute the author of it
With Respect & Esteem I am Sir Your Most Obett. Servt.
Late Lieut. 2d. Regt. Infantry
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.