Washington City Decr. 20th—
The death of Thos. T. Davis Esqr. having produced a vacancy in the judicial department of the Indiana Territory. The undersigned from a Neighbouring Goverment being well acquainted with Mr. Benjn. Parke presume to Name him to your Excellency as a fit person to fill that Vacancy—To a consciousness of his fitness; we can add that his appointment woud give very general satisfaction to the good people of that Territory—We have the honor to be with Due respect yrs. &c.
Rh: M. Johnson–
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.