Washington March 10. 1815
At the request of the Freinds of Mr. Champlin of NY, I mention him as a Candidate for the District Attorneyship of that State. Of the Extent of his legal Abilities I am not inform’d, but being Natives once of the Same State, know that his political Course has been correct, & in a State in which not unfrequently sectional Schisms have arisen & in which he now resides, his Views & Actions & political Efforts have been purely National. Very respectfully yr. Obt. St.
R J Meigs
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.