Washington City 11th. Apl 1807
Little did I think when I came to this Country I should be reduced to be an Applicant for Office, Undecided suits in different Courts, has laid an Embargo, on my property, as well as swindling unparalleld—& however great my wish to wait on you for near a year past, it was prevented by an unwillingness to run further in debt to an honest Taylor—
May I ask of you the Office of Librarian, vaccant by the death of poor Mr Beckly, the salary tho trifling will be doubled to me by having the use of the Library.
I beg you to accept my best wishes for your health and happiness, & believe me
yours most sincerly
W M Duncanson
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.