Hanover Co. Octo. 8. 1832.
Permit me as the son of your old friend Governor Page, and son-in-law of Gen. Nelson to ask you to be so very obliging as to recommend my son Francis Mann Page to President Jackson that he may obtain a—Midshipman’s Warrant as he is very ardent to engage in The Naval Service of The United States, your friendly aid in conjunction with letters which my son has sent on to the President from Speaker Stevenson, Peter V. Daniel late Lieutenant Governor of Va. will we confidently hope afford us success—That your last days may be your best and happiest will ever be the prayer of mo. obt. hum. Servt