Baltimore 10th. Octo. 1806—
The death of Mr. Robt. purviance, Which took place last eveng. leaves a Vacancy for a Collector of this district, (cou’d I be so fortunate as to be considered Worthy of the appointment, it Wou’d place me in a Situation to provide for a Wife & family of five Children, Who has in former days experienced better fate than We can now boast of, having been Unfortunate in my Merchantile transactions & be assured Sir, that no Man living Will return the favor With more gratitude, I shall do My-Self the honor to Wait on you in a day or two, & have No doubt can produce Satisfactory Credentials, I am Very respectfully, your
Mo. Obt. Servt.—
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.