Newton 20th. March 1806.
I have drawn on you in favor of Joel Barlow Esqr. for five hundred & twenty five Dollars, to defray the expence of Stationary, &c., for the Territory of Michigan for Six Months the last Year, and the whole of the present Year.
This Sum, when recd. by Mr. Barlow, I will ⟨duely⟩ account for according to the enclosed Schedule.
The expence for last Year, I have advanced, & shall purchase the necessary Articles for the present Year, & take on with me. I am very respectfully your most obedt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—TP—Territorial Papers.