that I was anxious to pay him I gave him a Note. due Next Decr. for. $25. and he excepted [accepted] it. as security for the Debt, by these diabolical Lies circulating without provocation, I gave up what since I may have converted in to. “Food” for my family.
Could I by any means repay back your due by my Labour gladly would I embrace the opportunity, I once asked on when you first open’d the , to ask you if you would allow me to keep your books as I could attend to. <it> of an evening after any other employment was finished stating to him some <time> that I was indebted to you. and wod like to work it out in that way. but “No” I much fear that the kindness you evinced towards me when with you (for I cannot assign any other reason) raised that despicable monster, “Jealousy” in the bosom of one under your directions in the same department, and by those reasons was not allowed, if possible by his voice to have my tender’d services excepted you may think me not acting candid in at once, declaring who I am now hurling my thoughts against. I hate to prevaricate. or dissemble. “” is the person I now allude to. it was me that. he caused to leave your estab[lis]hment. before my work was complete. I was perfectly satisfi[ed] with you. when you discharged me and proud of the affectionate and kind manner you adressed me that morning. about my— services being no longer required, but with him I must say he acted a double part if I wrong him in thinging thinking that he prevented me from working out my debt may I be forgiven but such is my feelings at present. or why when he heard I was dissatisfied. about leaving, through him shod. he have left word I may return and finish the Books.
I sincerely hope you will not for one moment induldge the thought that I have such thus portray’d this subject in glowing Colours to excite an act of Charity from your generous breast “No” Sir “very different are my views. can I get time to pay my just debts, I shall in a short time be enabled to raise my head.” again in this , free from the Fetters of Debt, all I ask all [p. ]