Washington Feby. 7th. 1806
I have been informed that the Collectorship of the Port of Detroit is Vacant. If this be the case, I beg leave to recommend Mr. John Westcott Jr. now a Citizen of New Jersey to that office. He is a young man of competent talents & acquirements, I believe, to execute the duties of that office with propriety & correctness; and so far as have observed has the habits of Industry, sobriety, & fidelity to every trust committed to him.
I am, Sir, with great respect Your Obedt. Humbl Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.