Wmsburg Febry 2d. 1807.
I take the liberty of mentioning to you for an appointment in the Army Mr. William O Allen, who, as far as I can judge, is well calculated to serve his Country in that line. He is very temperate, has a good person, a strong Constitution and quickness of mind. I beleive too he is acquainted with tactics in some measure, having been an active officer in a Company of light Infantry at this place.
I am, with great respect, Sir, yr. obedt St
Wm Nelson Jr
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.