Natchez 24th. March 1806
The office of Collector for the Port of Natchez being Vacant, or about to be so, I do myself the pleasure of mentioning to you Mr. William Scott as a proper person to fill it. Mr. Scott is amiable & Respectable in his private relations and Character, and was reputable as an officer in the Regular Troops of the United States. May I solicit your influence with the President in procuring for him the appointment? in doing which you will promote the interest of a man of merit, and confer a Singular favor on Sir, your most Obedient and very hmle. Sert.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.