Providence January 18. 1806.
The object of this Letter is to introduce to the Special notice of the president one of the gallant officers of the revolutionary War—Major General Barton—the Captor of General Prescott.
As an agent for sundry Officers, Soldiers & others holding claims for Services rendred to the U.S. during the war, he visits the Capital to ask for Justice.
Whatever attention and respect he may receive from the President will be bestowed on a worthy citizen, a faithful Officer in the Customs here, & a good Republican.
With the most perfect attachment & esteem, I have the Honer to be, Sir, your Obedt. Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.