Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Carter, 23 December 1807

Geo. Town. Decr. 23rd 1807

Thomas Jefferson Esqr.
President of U.S

The distressed situation of Doctr. William Carter born in Wms’burg educated at Wm. & Marys & having lost his Father; & the acting Executor who married my half sister not being willing to comply with the will of my deceased father; puts it totally out of my power to pursue the business I was regularly bred to—(In consequentia quorum) your pecuniary aid I solicit to defray my expences to the City of Richmond where I am sanguine to expect some help from the Virginian Legislature—(Excuse my boldness)—I Remain Sir with due rispect Yr. faithfull friend & well wisher,

Wm. Carter Med. Doctr.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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