New York 9th. Decr. 1806
Your repeated attention to my letters heretofore, on the subject of my claims for my arduous services, during the American War, demands my most grateful acknowledgments—As my memorial through the assistance of my friends, is now about to be laid before Congress, permit me once more and I hope for the last time I shall have occasion to Solicit your potent aid, in support of them—I am truly needy and in want of my Just dues, your powerful interposition in my favor, will be of great benefit to remove the existing obstacles—wishing your acceptance of the next presidency, as the only safety of the United States—I am Sir with every sentiment of gratitude, your most grateful and Obedient Humble Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.