15 Feb. 1809
Van Pradelles register is dead
Grymes dist. atty. with 600 dollars only
Robertson Secy. 2000 dollars & Commr.
Lewis judge & Commisr.
I think that Grymes is entitled to the preference; for if Robertson be appointed & Grymes made Commr. in his place, it will be a mere temporary appointmt. and Robertson would have two better permanent offices. The Register & Dist. Atty. united offices will be only 1100 dollars.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.