Philada. June 25th 1806
The bearer, Mr. Alexr Stuart, is about to remove from this city to the Havanna in the line of mercantile business. His moral character, as well as reputation in his profession, so far as I have learned, stand fair with all such as know him; And it is confidently believed, that any appointment which you might please to give him, as agent or Consul in that city, would be ably & faithfully fulfilled.—With this view, I have taken the liberty of joining with other of my fellow-citizens, in recommending him to your notice.
I am, Sir, with sentiments of the greatest esteem Your obedt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.