Balto. 19. Octr. 1799
My Brother Robert Smith has requested me to mention him as desirous of filling the Post made Vacant by the Death of Judge Paca. If I did not believe him every way Competent to fill that Place with Utility to his Country & Honor to himself I would Certainly not solicit your Interest & Aid in his favor—His Character & Merit as a Lawyer & a Man you may be well Informed of by Major Stoddart—His Residence in this City will be a great Convenience to Commerce. Indeed much Delay & Inconvenience arose from the distant Abode of Mr. Paca—My Brother’s Age is about forty: his Education regular, his Practice about 18 years and always [Considerable]—He wishes to retire from the busy [Scenes] of the Law with some honorable Post—Your Friendship in this Business will greatly Oblige / your friend & serv
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