Saco June 30th. 1806.
I am desired by the friends of Mr. John H Andrews the Son in Law of Colo. Hitchborn to recommend him as a suitable person to be appointed Consul at the Havanna tis said the present Consul has returned to the United States & is about to resign. Mr. Andrews has resided some time past at the Havanna, as a Merchant, holds a fair character & is beloved by his Countrymen. I am not personally acquainted with Mr. Andrews. The above is from a Friend. I am told that he speaks & writes French perfectly & Spanish very well-
We are anxious to hear from the British & Spanish Cabinets through the Medium of Washington. All is peace & quietness here. No division among the Republicans. We are suffering with a severe drought. The crop of hay is cut short one half. Remember me affectionately to Mrs Madison, & believe me to be with sentiments of respect & esteem yr Hb. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.