George Town 6 April 1806
In answer to the note you did me the honour to write me yesterday I really cannot think of any person in this County, who is a Judge of Law, but those who are in the practise, & whom I suppose the appointment you mention would not suit.—
If this is not an indispensable requisite, and as, Mr Hewitt, the Register of Wills, is a competent Lawyer and much a Man of Business, I presume, in this case, it may not be; I beg leave to mention Mr Robert Brent or Colo. Van Ness, either of whom I think would execute well the Duties of Judge of the Orphan’s Court—
With great Respect & Esteem I am Sir Your very Obt Sert.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.