Montgomery County Md. Novemr 22nd 1807
Mr Benjamin Grayson Orr, of this County, has informed me that he intends to apply for the appointment of Marshall of the United States, for the District of Columbia; and requests the recommendation of his neighbours for that purpose: I have the pleasure of declaring, that from several Years acquaintance with Mr Orr, I believe him to be a gentleman of talents, and integrety; and well acquainted with business.
I am with great respect Sir Your Most Obedient Servant
Joseph Elgar Jun
Surveyor of Monty County
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.