New York 22d Novr. 1808
The Consulate at Tunis, being Vacant as informed by a friend, solicituous to serve, and Releive Me from the Embarrasments Love of Country And A Devotion to Your Administration has plunged Me in—An appointment to that Trust, would Give bread to My family, Gratify My wounded feelings, under the prosecution of the Clinton Administration in this State, and be Remembered With Gratitude.—If the facts painfully stated of Myself are not sufficiently Known to the President—I Can furnish Every Evidence to support them, And if the Recommendation of Others in support of this Application should be Deemed requisit, I Can furnish that, With the Greatest facility—
The Presidents Most Obdt. humbe. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.