Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Truman, 14 November 1808

Philadelphia Dat November 14th. 1808.

We Destroat Seamen of Philadelphia Petitioners to you Honour

Thomas Jeffarison President of the united States

We Humble Bag your Honur to Sum weekly allowance

Sir at as Hard times pon us Seamen your Honur Nos 50 or 60 Coasting vissels will not Carry 4 or 5000 Seamen

Out of this Port Sir we Humble bag your Honur to Grant us destras Seamen Sum relaf for God nos what we will do your Petitioners is at

Present utterly destitute of all Employment, We Humble Bag Honur to grant us Som Employment

200 of us met in the State Hous yard on friday Last we Have all wifes & famlys Sir we Humble bags your Honur Pardan of at sins

Thomas Truman

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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