Washington June 8th. 1807
Presuming on past services & sufferings, I pray to be appointed to the keeping of the Library for the use of Congress. For my character & fitness for that office I beg leave to refer you to Mr. Gabriel Duvall and Mr. Thomas Munroe.
I am urged to make this request from my age and infirmities, as also from Seeing foreigners, many of Whom are, by no means, and cannot, from habit, be reconciled to our form of government, applying for, and getting offices under the United States. With great respect & esteem
I am sr. Your obedient Servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.