Washington, Dec. 18. 1807.
I take the liberty of introducing Mr. Smith, the bearer of this. He is the gentleman in whose favour I enclosed a recommendation from Mr. Bowie, late Governour of Maryland a few days ago, & is a candidate for the office of Marshal for this District.
I am, with very great respect & esteem, Your obedt. Sert.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.