Washington 23 April 1807
I last night received a letter from Sam S. Hamilton of Washington, requesting me to recommend him for Librarian, I have not that sort of acquaintance with him which would authorize me to do this; I have the two last winters lived in the House of his father, the first of which He acted I beleive as deputy for Mr Beckley in the Library, the last he was an assistant in his (Mr B.) office
I can only say that so far as I observed, he appeared to be a well behaved decent young man
I am very respectfully Sir Yr most obt sert
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.