George Town 24 October 1807.
Highly respected Sir!
Upon my return from Pennsylvania yesterday evening I found a Letter from Miss Aitken who succeeded her Father Mr. Robert Aitken many years a valuable Citizen of Philadelphia and considerd a very accurate printer. This Letter I pray you to indulge me in presenting to your Notice, as the Lady who makes the application is of real merit, and has the famely of her Sister a Widow with four Children to support I do not know how far she may have been correct in requesting me to represent her Situation to the President of the United States, but presuming her Fathers respectability might occur to your remembrance, and relying on your Indulgence, I have ventured to comply with her Request
I have the honor to be highly respected Sir, Your faithful & obedt. humble Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.