Alexa 5 Decr. 1807
As the Office of Marshalle has become vacant in this District by the Resignation of Mr Brent I beg leave respectfully to recommend to your notice Mr. Robt. Moss to fill said Vacancy—Mr Moss has been for a considerable Time past deputy Marshalle for this Part of the District & I believe I may with Confidence affirm that his Conduct hath both merited & received the universal Approbation of his fellow Citizens His Political Sentiments are strictly Republican & both he & his numerous Relatives & Friends are & have been ever firm Friends to the present Administration As a Reward for his patriotic Exertions & Republican Sentiments manifested on most important Occasions his Republican fellow Citizens as soon as his Age would admit of it sent him to the State Legislature from the County of Fairfax & at every subsequent Election, till his removal to this District, he has been chosen to fill the same Office. & altho’ every one knows his Sentiments as he never attempts to keep them secret yet such has been his mild & concileating Manner that he not only has the full Approbation of the Republicans but perhaps there is not a Federalist in this Place of any sort of Moderation or Decency but would be pleased with his Appointment—All which is submitted with the great Respect by Sir your most obt Sert
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.