⟨ ⟩ington City 4th. Jany. 1817.
Permit us to recommend to you John Vawter Esquire of Jefferson County and state of Indiana for the appointment of Marshal of said State as soon as a law Shall have Passed Authorizing Such appointment. Mr. Vawter has heretofore had the confidence and Patronage of your Excellency in the Appointment Of Marshal for the Indiana Territory, the duties of Which Office We believe he ha⟨s⟩ in every instance performed with ability and fidelity. Yours, Sir very respectfully,
⟨ ⟩ John⟨ ⟩
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.