16th. Novr. 1806
The Captn. of the revenue Cutter of this port is Dead. I take the liberty of recommending Captn. John Connolly to the command of the Cutter. the Collectr. of this Port I believe will recommend a Mr. Hayward the Collector is a Very good Man. Mr. Hayward is a near connection of his, and is a Voilent Federalist. Mr. Connolly a firm republican and a Very respectable Man; I hope Sir you will excuse the liberty I take in writing you on this business. The Members of Congress from this State will I believe recommend Mr. Connolly—
Am with respect yr obt Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.