N. York 5th. Augt. 1815.
The undersigned takes the liberty to request, that the Consulate at Cuba, may be entrusted to his charge. He regrets, he, cannot urge any exclusive merit, to entitle him to a situation, so important & respectable. Should however a successful application justify this intrusion, the Government shall not be disappointed in its confidence. I am Sir With much respect Your Ob. Hum Sevt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.