Staunton october the 15 1807 augusty county Va,
i hope you will exscuise me for the following words. haveing seved 6 years to the wach makeing and gold smith bursoness and am now free and wishing to obtain that whitch is not in my power fore some time with out assistanc of some Gentleman or another he will lend me 200 or 100 Dollars for aboute 1 yeare whitch with industry and care will be able to Return the same with honor you being a man of wealth and a strainger i make my application to you in prefferanc this letter is to your self you will favor me with answer if you please
no more but subscribe my self your obeadiant Servant
Direct your letter Wm. Farrell Jeweller Staunton
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.