Machias 12th Decemr. 1805
You will be informed by the contents of the inclosed Recommendation the Wishes of my Republican Neighbors, in the quarter where I reside, Also, of Some of my Friends of the Town of Boston; Should it meet your approbation to appoint me to the office of Collector at the Port of Machias, Depend on it, that I Shall endeavor to fill the office with that integrity it requires—
I am Sir Your Excellency’s most obt. Humble Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.