Hallowell, Jany. 14. 1806.
May it please your Excellency,
The recent death of Dudley B. Hobart Esqr. having rendered the Office of Collector at the Port of Bath, in the District of Maine, vacant, the undersigned takes the liberty of soliciting your Excellency for appointment. For particular information would beg leave to refer to the Honorable Secretary at War, & Honorable John Chandler, Esqr. member of the House of Representatives from this District
With sentiments of high respect and consideration, have the honor to be Your Excellency’s obedient humble servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.