Green Way Ocr. 18th. 1806
Mr. Jno. Barbor a Gentleman of the Law, and a very honorable Friend of mine, having business at the City is desirous of seeing you, whose character he much admires and respects. His dialect will soon discover the Country he is from, but nevertheless is a zealous Friend of Liberty and this Country. I beg leave to present him to you in that aspect, and shall feel my self highly gratified by any attention you may bestow on him.
You must allow me to pay my Annual Tribute to your Merits and the Homage of my respects in March next, that my Sons may know that I have had the Honor of some Acquaintance with One, of whom the honest part of the World entertains so high an Opinion—Till then and a great many years longer may you enjoy good Health and sound rezolution to bear up against the Shafts of Envey and malice which you may have to ward off in the approaching meeting of Congress.
I am with undeviating respect your most obedt. humble Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.