Washington March 1st. 1809
Consequence of the present state of affairs in Spain, and the uncertainty of when tranquillity will again be permanent, and trade current, I take the liberty to solicit Sir, a letter of Credence to act as Consul on the Island of Sardinia.—
I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect and Gratitude. Sir Your Most Obedient humble Servant
John Martin Baker.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.