Philadelphia, 8 Jan. 1807
I am sorry to see the death of the Attorney General of the United States announced in our papers, and as it appears from a varity of circumstances, that it will prove the interest of our Country to have men in office worthy of full confidence I would take the liberty to recommend our friend C A Rodney to fill that vacancy. it is unnecessary for me to enumerate his merits, as you are fully acquainted with them, I will remark that I think him a man, who will never betray the Confidence, that will be placed in him, with Sentiment of High respect I am—
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DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.