City Washington Febry. 27th 1806
We are Requested by Citisens of R Island to solicit From you (if it be proper in your opinion to grant the Indulgence.) the Process period that a number of Characters were Recomended to you for appointments (viz) Constant Taber Esqr for Collector of the Customs for the district of Newport, Walter Nichols for Naval officer, John Slocum for Surveyor & Wm. S[. . . .] for martial of the State R Island, with the signature of the Recomenders; We are, with assurances of Regard & Perfect Esteem yours
MHi: Coolidge Collection.