Carlisle Septr. 1th. 1808
Having not heard a Word, since you left Washington, of the account for souch service, which I had the Honor to render you, my wants must be my excuse, for again intruding the subject on Your attention, and for intreating that an order may be transmites me at this place, for one half or even a third of the sum, my necessities being extreme—necessities which have sprung out of my sufferings sacrafices & persecutions, in the honest discharge of my Duty & my support of the Government & the Laws.
With great respect & attachment I am Sir your obliged & faithful
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.