Washington Jany. 19th. 1808
We take the Liberty to recomend James Witherill Esqr. ⟨of Ver⟩, Chief Justice of the County of Rutland in that State as A proper person for a Judge of the Territory of Michigan. He is A man of Talents & Urbanity & will be useful to the Government wherever he is placed. We are very respectfully your very Hble. Servts.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.