Charleston 16h. January 1806
Being informed that the Collector of the Customs Mr. James Simons has sent on his resignation to you, and having been an old officer of the Revenue of the United States, in South Carolina, as Supervisor of the Revenue, and having a thorough knowledge of the Revenue System, shou’d it really be the case that the Collector has resigned, I wou’d beg leave to offer myself as a Candidate for that appointment, and for further information, I wou’d take the liberty to refer to Mr. Gallatin the Secretary of the Treasury.
With every sentiment of respect I have the honor of subscribing myself—Your Most obt. Sevt
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.