From Albert Gallatin
5 Septer. 1809
Noah Mason appears to be the best qualified and recomd. If the President approves, he will be pleased to signify the same by endorsement on this paper. No commission issues in those cases; a letter from the Secy. of the Treasury announcing the appointment being sufficient. Respectfully submitted
RC (DNA: RG 26, Light House Services Correspondence). Endorsed by JM: “I approve Noah Mason for Keeper of the Light house at Sand’s point. / James Madison / Sepr. 5. 1809.” Memorandum and endorsement written on the cover of a letter from David Gelston to Gallatin, 29 Aug. 1809, recommending Mason.