3d Octr 1804
The Secretary of the Navy informs me that you had the goodness to offer me the place of Commissioner of Loans for the State of Maryland. Having reason, from the small Experiment I have made, to hope that my present Employment will be more profitable than the other, I beg leave to decline it, with due acknowledgements for the offer.
With great respect, I am Sir your most obedt
S Hanson of Saml.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.