Connt. Hartford Augst 6th. 1807
As the loan Office in this State has now become vacant by the death of mr Wm Imlay, will you permit me to mention my Son Henry Seymour, as a Successor?—he lives in this City—was regularly bred to mercantile business in Philadelphia & new york—is an accurate accountant & good writer;—and if I may venture to say it, without suspicion, his integrity, capacity, & industry, cannot be questioned.—but—least partiality to a Son should carry me too far. may I not, with propriety, refer, as a further voucher, to the unanimous suffrages of the friends of government, annually given for him, to be Secretary of this State?—you Sir, also was pleased to appoint him a Commissioner under the Bankrupt act, of short duration—at the time of mr Imlays last appointment a Son of myne was nomated, & his name placed on the list of Candidates for the Office—how far this may be considered, as a prior pretention, is not for me to decide— I have the honor to be,—with very great esteem & consideration,
your Obt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.