I must ask a little further indulgence from you in the payment of the demands of the state agt me, say, till the first of April. I depended on some money being ready for in albany before this, but it is not paid yet—great complaint of scarcity of money there. It is excessively scarce here. I can scarcely get enough to supply the wants of my household. Unless I am much mistaken I shall have some by April when the demand in question shall be duly attended to.