St. Mary’s, 24th. Decr. 1799.
Should my Application not interfere with that of a Gentleman of much Superior merit, I would beg Leave, with the greatest deference and Respect, to offer my Services as Collector of the Customs for the Port of Savannah
I have the honor to be, with the highest Respect, / Sir, / Your Excellency’s / most Obedient Servant
Collector of the Customs
MHi: Adams Papers.