Washington City. Stelles Hotel.
Thursday 13 Feb 1806
Herewith is inclosed a letter from Mr Lamar, recommending Mr Riggs for the appointment of of Consul at the Island Teirceira one of the Azores; and also a letter in favor of the appointment, from Mr Williams to Mr Shaw. I have been requested to present the application and pray the President’s attention to it. A number of merchants in Rhode Island & in New York, who are interested in the trade of those islands, are very anxious that the appointment should speedily take place. They think their interests will be materially promoted by so able and faithful a public agent as Mr Riggs, would make, Mr Lamar mentions him as Consul for the Island of Teirceira alone, but his friends wish his appointment to entend over those islands
I should have done myself the honor to make this communication in person, but I am unfortunately confined by indisposition
With perfect respect & attachment I am your very humble servt.
Asher Robbins of
Newport Rhode Island.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.