Washington March 23d. 1808
At the request of several of the most respectable people of Kentucky I take the liberty to mention Mr. Fortunatus Cosby, as a person every way qualified to fill the Office of Judge in the Indiana territory I am informed Mr. Cosby is a most respectable man and a good lawyer. I am not not myself acquainted with this gentn. Mr. Pope, can give you full information of his character and qualifications, and I am sure will take pleasure in doing it if he is called upon
I am with the greatest respect, your hum. Serv.
W. C. Nicholas
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.