In this letter, Tardiveau expresses his joy at receiving letters from his friends. Talks of his Memorial on the Mississippi, and whether or not one Monsieur de Gardoqui has read it. He also discusses Congress. States that he is short on money and that is what has kept him in Philadelphia so long, as he cannot afford a horse to get home. He contemplated walking home but suffers from gout in his foot. He asks for a loan of 50 piastres from Crevecoeur, which he will pay back in a year's time.