From Levinus Clarkson
New Brunswick St. New Jersey 6th Aprill 1789
Should your Excey find by a mature investigation of the subscriber character, during the late War, & Life past to merrit an office under the United States, for wc. information I refer your Excy to Govr Livingston Honr Wm Paterson, Ralph Izard, Pierce Butler, Robt Morris, Jno. Jay, Doctor Samuel Johnson, & Chancelor Livingston & other⟨s.⟩ It will afford relief to a numirous family who have suffered considerably by the late glorious revilution—That it may meet wth your Exceys Approbation is the sincear wish off—Your Exy Most Obediant & Hume Sert
Levinus Clarkson (1740–1798) was a merchant in Charleston, S.C., and active in the slave trade before the Revolution. In the early years of the war he moved to New Brunswick where he engaged in trade and land speculation.