Raynham M.S. 12th Decr. 1804
Understanding that the present Collector of the Port of New Bedford is to be superseded and being requested by a number of Merchants in that place to write to your Excellency on the Subject I have presumed to recommend a Candidate for the Office—
Mr. Isaiah Weston of New Bedford is a Gentleman every way qualified to execute the duties of a Collector. he is an undeviateing Republican and a firm Supporter of the present Administration and will I am persuaded give universal satisfaction to the District. be faithful to his trust and do honour to the Appointment
I have the honour to be Sir your obedient Servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.