Brewhouse Alexandria 20 Febry 1806
I have taken the liberty in behalf of my friend James Hamilton of Carlisle whose principals & talents must be known from his appointment of district Attorney in Pennsylvania, of stating that I have heard him once say that he had some intention of removeing to the district of Columbia. (I know he has a considerable property there.) should Mr. Hamiltons views still be this way & the Office of Chief Judge of the district be still vacant, perhaps he might have the honour of solliciting in person or by letter this appointment.
I have wrote this day to Mr: Hamilton and doubt not but to have an answer by return of post in 10 or 12 days With great respect I remain &c
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.