Butterwood June 8th 1807
I am requested by a particular friend of mine to apply for the appointment of Abner Pasteur to that of Marshall of the state of N, Carolina, The Gentleman who made the application to me is a man to be relied upon I know myself nothing of the merrits of Mr Pasteur but from what I learn I have no doubt but that should he be appointed he will discharge the duties of the office with fidelity If appointed he will certainly accept the office, He resides in the Town of Newbern
I am with sentimts of respect your most obdt Set
Willis Alston Jur.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.