Washington 15th Jany 1807
After much reflection, & casting my eye around in pursuit of a suitable person To fill The Office lately vacated by the Death of Samuel Derby, none presents better recommended or qualified to fill the Office than Majr. Jeremiah Clarke. he has been an uniform & undeviating Republican—Allow me to recommend him for the appointment.
I am with respect & esteem yr. Hl Sevt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.