State of New Hampshire.
Bridgwater. 16th August 1805
Honored and Dear Sir—
you will excuse me for boldness in asking you for a favor that is I have a grate desire, to go into the Louisiana Countrey it appears to me to be much more delightsom then in New Hampshire by the information that I can gather the Favour is that you will give me some appointment if there is a vacant and if your are despos’d to do me that Honour it will be consider’d as an rendered favour a tower in to that Countrey During the wintry season would be very pleasing to me—
I have nothing of Moment to inform you of as to Politicks it is a peacable time the union to the present & Adminstrtion of our General Government very fast increases
this from your privet but True Friend
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.