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Torres, Domingos L.L. de to Tobias Lear re: request for a loan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.105 Author/Creator: Torres, Domingos L.L. de Place Written: Algiers, Algeria Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1806/07/01 Pagination: 1 p. + address 30.9 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: " I am extremely sorry . . . . But an unexpected affliction obliges me to sollicit your assistance by the loan of twenty four piasters of Espagne, or twelve Sequinos of Algiers." Docketed on address leaf.

Full Transcript: Sir,

I am extremely sorry that through a variety of unforeseen accidents I am obliged to write to you on such a subject as this. But an unexpected affliction obliges ...me to sollicit your assistance by the loan of twenty four piasters of Espagne or twelve Sequinor of Algiers. I hope to have in my power to pay you, at the most, for a three months time. Being fully convinced of your great humanity to every one in distress, I am filled with the cheerful hopes that this request will meet with a favorable reception.
I am with duty and respect
Your most humble Servant
Domingo Luis Lepes de Torres

Mr. Tobias Lear
Americans States United Consul

Algier July 1 1806

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