Recd. 6 Augt. 1806
Permit an old soldier of ’76 to recommend through you to the President of the United States, Mr. Nicholas Newell, a Citizen, calculated in every respect to command our Revenue Cutter. He possesses a nice Sense of honor, is a republican, and a man of the most incorruptible integrity. I am Sir with great respect Yr. Mo: Obt Svt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.