Hagers Town 12th Octr. 1806
To The President
The death of Robert Purviance Esqr: has made vacant an Office very lucrative, if in the nature of human events, such an Office could be given, to a man who was once conspicuous, but from misfortunes is almost buried in obscurity, it would be a transcendent change—If you are in possession of such information, respecting my character, as will warrant a favorable consideration, I shall be much gratified with an extension of your favor—I am with respect—
Your Obt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.