Boston. 15th. July. 1797./.
Pardon my thus abruptly addressing you. I plead the occasion as my apology—,
I am just informed that Mr. Leonard Jarvis expects soon to quit his Office. The Office is considered as a decent livelihood. Were I seeking emolument for myself I might be diffident; but when soliciting for the Interest & happiness of a Parent, I am emboldened, & venture to presume upon your friendship & goodness on the occasion.—For the discretion, prudence, integrity & honor of the Candidate you will not require a voucher from so near a friend as myself—& to the President I hope it will be unnecessary; but allow me to say that for exactness & correctness in accounts none exceed him—May I request you to mention my father to the President—at the same time presenting him my best respects—Tis said some application has already been made: I would hope however mine may not arrive too late—,
With sentiments of esteem & respect, I am, Madm. Yr. much obliged friend / & hume. servt.