Newyork 16th Febry. 1807
Thos. Jefferson President of the United States
I beg the presidents interposition, whereby my claims on the public may be settled this session of congress, I am an old revolutionary officer in the decline of life, and by the act of limitation distressed for want of my dues, A committee of seventeen gentlemen have reported to make provision by law, for all Just and equitable claims to be paid, where can be the objection to so reasonable report passed into an Act, your favorable approbation will ever be, most graciously acknowledged by the presidents most affectionate
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.