Tuesday Evening March 2d. 1807.
I find the President has nominated Edmund H. Taylor as Receiver of Public Monies at Detroit; I presume some Mistake has occurred as Jeffersonville is the Place only which would be agreeable to Mr. Taylor to go to; It is in his Neighbourhood, & I am convinced it would illy suit his Situation to go far from Home.
Mr. Taylor is the Gentleman of whom I had the Honor of speaking to you some time ago when I delivered you Mr. Balmain’s Letter. If Sir you would be pleased to mention this Circumstance to the President, you would confer a great Favor on Mr. Taylor and much oblige In Haste your obt. Servt
In the Recommendation of Mr. Taylor by several of the Kentucky Delegation, Jeffersonville is mentioned to the President as the place for which Mr. Taylor wished the appointment
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.