Washington Octobr. 17th. 1815
From my own knowledge of Majr. Harris’s charactor and services, and from information received from many officers of distinction, I have no doubt of the correctness of the accompanying narative, and I think his claim to rank, as stated by Genl. Ripley, no more than he is clearly entitled to. His highly respectable standing in society, added to his faithfull and distinguished services, form such a strong claim for an addition grade, to that of Majr. by brevett, as I most sincerely hope will meet with due attention. I am Sir very respectfully your Obedt. Servant
InU: War of 1812 Collection.