Alexandria 13th. Feby 1808
The Bearers hereof are some of the Seamen who presented their Petition to you on the 11th. Current The situation of many of the seamen in this port is truly distressing as they have no means to procure Money even to pay their board,
They hope therefore to obtain from you to day an answer to their petition—
I am Sir very respectfully Your Obdt. Servt,
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.