28 Dec. 1808
The complaints against—Clarke, collector of York (Maine) respecting violations of the embargo, if not countenanced, at least permitted, appear well founded. Both Mr. Cutts who represents the district & Mr Storer who lives within nine miles of York (at Portsmouth) recommend the removal. The propriety of appointing the person herein mentioned is respectfully submitted.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.