Middletown Ct. 10 Sepr. 1808
My apology for coming upon you again, so soon, with solicitations for favours, is this. I am not able to frame an excuse, when I am urged by a man whom I would not disoblige, to write but a line in his behalf.
Mr. William Vandeursen Jr. of this town would be glad to be employed by government to carry dispatches to Europe. He is a young Gentleman of fair character sensible and honest, and I doubt not would exert himself to execute any business that should be entrusted to him, satisfactorily. I am with perfect respect Sir your Obedt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.