May 16. 1807
On my return from Georgia where I have been to assist Doctr. Bradley, the agent of the Post Office, in this new arrangment of the New Orleans mail—I found my friend Mr. Beckley was no more—may I therefore be permitted to renew my application for the Office of Librarian to Congress—your Excellency had the goodness when I made my first application, through Capt. Lewis to inform me, that the appointment was made the day before I applyed—I intreat the President will have the goodness to indulge me with His Consideration—
Please to accept the renewal of the assurance of my Homage, and that I am faithfully your Excellencies Obedient & devoted Servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.