ca. December 16, 1816
Haveing understood from Wm:. McBride his intention to remove from this state to the State of Indiana and that the appointment of Marshal to that State would be acceptable to him We the undersigned take this method of recommending him to your Excellency as a person qualified to fill that office and have no doubt should he meet your approbation the Citizens of that state would be satisfied with his Services
Achilles Sneed ⟨arteficer⟩
certifies that he is well qualified
I hereby testify my belief in Mr. McBrides qualifications for the office of Marshall, and his general correct deportment
W. L. H⟨o⟩in
I have been acquainted with Mr. William McBride for fifteen years and do believe him qualified for the above Office
I have also been acquainted with Mr. McBride for the above space of time and Know him to be as well qualified as any man in the State
Elijah C. Berry
John L. Bridges.
Geo C Thompson
John B. Thompson
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.