Washington City November 16th. 1807
I have some reason to believe that the Office of Register of Wills, for the County of Washington in this District will Soon become Vacant, by the none attendence and frequent intoxication of the present Register, I therefore have taken the Liberty of Soliciting the place Should you think me worthy of it.
I am well acquainted with General John Mason of George Town from whom, with many other respectable Characters I flatter myself I can procure Letters of recommendation if required—
I have the Honor to be Sir your mo. obt Humble Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.