§ From James Cooper, Jr.
23 August 1811, Philadelphia. Offers himself as a candidate for the position of consul at Santiago de Cuba, recently vacated by the death of Maurice Rogers. “Having a perfect knowledge of the place from a long Residence, & being particularly intimate with its local Mercantile Usages, many Merchants of this Port, have intimated a wish that I had the Appointment, & would transact their business.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Cooper”). 2 pp. Endorsed with the signatures of twenty-two Philadelphia merchants. Enclosed in Cooper to Monroe, 3 Sept. 1811 (ibid.).