Balto. 4 April 1807
I am applied to by Mrs Rivardi to apply for an appointment for her husband Major Rivardi. her letter inclosed will Shew better her Wishes & expectations than I Should be able—Major Rivardi is an excellent Mathematician, a Man of Science & a compleat Draftsman—I believe him from personal knowledg to be a Gentleman of Integrity & honor, he was deranged by the new Organization of the Army.—if the places are not all filled for the Survey of the Coast, I Sincerely believe that you will find few Men more Capable than the Major. I am Sir
With great Respect & Sincere friendship Your Obed Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.