on or before 20 Feb. 1807
The Christian name of Leake is Walter. I hardly ever knew a man whose judgement and integrity I would be more willing to pledge myself for. He will not be a Candidate for Congress I know and I believe not for the Legislature again. His circumstances render this appointment not only an act of justice to his merits but of humanity.
With truly affectionate attachment yr. &c.
Tho: M. Randolph
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.