Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Barry, with Jefferson’s Note, [19 October 1802]

From William Barry, with Jefferson’s Note

[19 Oct. 1802]

A second application For the Expultion of William W. Burrows as before Stated—Lieutt. Colo. Commg. Marines For His Tyrannical Treatmt to a Certain Wm. Barry, on the 15th. August 1802 It being as before Stated to your Excellency Contrary to the Rules and Regulations Concerning the Marine Corps therefore Hope your Honour will as before Stated Banish the aforesaid Wm. W. Burrows out of the Service of the U. States—which Ought to uv been dun Long ago—if your Excellency [. . .] [require shall?] Consider it a grievance therefore Hope and pray as before Stated as a Child petitiong to His Father that you will grant the Petitioners Request I Remain Honoured Sir, your Servt. to Commd.

Wm. Barry

[Note by TJ:]
he was sentenced by a court Martial duly

RC (DLC); top of sheet clipped; at head of text: “To His Excellency Thos. Jefferson Esqr.” Recorded in SJL as a letter of 19 Oct. 1802 received from Washington on 21 Oct. Enclosed in TJ to Robert Smith, 22 Oct.

A SECOND APPLICATION: see Barry to TJ, 5 Oct.

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