Chatham Cont. 24th March 1807
I have been resideing for Sixteen Months past in the Westindia Islands, am last from Tortola at which place I expect to reside for Several Years. Shou’d you Sir deem it expedient and the enclosed with A Letter you will recieve from Alexr. Wolcott Esqr. entitle Me to sufficient Confidence I beg the Appointment of American Consul for the Island of Tortola and it’s dependences. I hope to embark for Tortola by 12th of April ensuing—I request Sir the enclosed returnd
I Am with Respect—Sir Your Humble Sert.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.