Senate Chamber Feby 11th. 1809
I am Requested by Mr Joseph Grigsby of Rockbridge Cy. Va. To offer his Services as Secretary in the Ilinoise Territory. Mr. Grigsby is a Very Respectable Character Has been for some years past A Representative in the State Legislature, A Good Clerk, Possesses Information & an Accuracy in doing Business fully equal (In my Opinion to the faithfull Discharge of the Trust. Should He obtain the Appointment, I have entire Confidence in him That He will faithfully & ably discharge the Duties. Mr. Grigsby was appointed an Officer under the Administration of Ps. Adams. He Returnd & Remains a decided Republican.
Being informed That the Vacancy will not be fil,d before the 4th. March And beleiving the Appointment must devolve on you I have taken the liberty of addressing you. I am Sir With Gt Respect & Es⟨tee⟩m Your M obt St
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.