From James Monroe
Richmond May 30. 1802.
Colo. David Lambert of this city has requested me to communicate to you his desire to be employ’d as a comr. of banruptcy, with which I readily comply. He is a respectable citizen who has held several offices of credit, among wh. is the command of the rgt. of the city which he lately voluntarily resigned; he was comr. under the act for choosing Electors of P. & V. Presidt., & has been a comr. under the bankrupt law by appointmt. of the federal court. I have understood and believe that he discharged the duties of the trusts reposed in him with propriety; some of which were under my immediate view, on the authority of which I speak. Having long known & esteemed him, at his request, I readily add his name to the list of those who are desirous of obtaining this office. I am with great respect & esteem
yr. very humble servt.
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); endorsed by TJ as received 7 June and “David Lambert to be Comr. bkrptcy Richmd.” and so recorded in SJL.