From Toppan Webster and Others
Washington Augt. 31. 1812
The undersigned, members of the City Council, residing, in the first ward, Beg leave to recommend Mr. William Waters of said ward as a suitable person for a magistrate, and as we are much in want of one in that section of the City, we pray his appointment to said office.
William Worthington Jur.
Wm. P. Gardner
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1809–17, filed under “Waters”). JM also received a 1 Sept. 1812 letter on behalf of Waters from the inhabitants of the first ward of the city of Washington (ibid.; 1 p.; signed by William P. Gardner).