Richmond, Virginia, Octr. 26th. 1805—
By a Letter of this Date, I have applied to the Secretary of the Navy, for a Warrant for one of my Nephews who is anxious to enter into the service of the United States.—
As I am not personally acquainted with Mr. Smith, I shall consider it an additional favor granted to me, if you will state to him what degree of confidence may be placed in my recommendation.
With real respect and esteem, I am D. Sir your Obdt. Svt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.