Capitol hill May 9th. 1807.
The Office of Librarian being vacant by the death of Mr. Beckley & believing myself duly qualifyed for the duties thereof, I have taken the liberty of thus obtruding myself on yr. notice as a Candidate—Shd. you think fit & proper to appoint me, it shall ever be my study to perform the duties thereof with care & punctuality.
I am Sir, with much respect & esteem yr. most Obedt. Humble Servt. &c
P:S: The Vice President to whom I have the Honr. of being personally known will inform yr. Excellency of any particulars concerning me.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.