From Henry Molier, 12 January 1802
Washington January 12. 1802.
Being informed that there is a vacancy, at present, for an American Consul at the Island of Teneriffe and at the Port of Coruña—I beg leave to offer myself, in the most respectful manner, for either of these Places. During a residence of several years in Spain and in the United States, I have acquired such a Knowledge of the languages and commerce of the two nations, as would, I presume, enable me to discharge the duties of the office I solicit, to the satisfaction of the President, should he think proper to confer it on me. With great respect I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant