District & Port of Bath, Massachusetts
January 20th. 1806—
We the subscribers, supporters of the present wise administration, do renewedly recommend to You Mr John Bernard Swanton a Gentleman who is worthy to be the successor of Dudley B Hobart Esquire late Collector of the Customs for the District & Port of Bath—
This Gentleman now holds a Commission as deputy Collr. under the late Collector, he is a person in whom the late Collr. placed the greatest Confidence, he will in our opinion do honor to the Office in which he is now acting as Deputy & to the present administration.—
We Sir hope that this Gentleman will meet Your aprobation, & the aprobation of all Your Constituents—We are Sir Your Most Obt. & Hume. Servants—
Joseph Torrey— lately Inspector
and 27 other signatures
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.