Balto. Augt. 8. 1808—
The enclosed I forward to you merely because Mr Mitchell has sent them to me with a request to do so. My own Opinion is that the Office ought to be Offered to Capt Jones; Because the duties of the Office would by him be well & faithfully performed and because a respectable section of Republicans would thereby be happily conciliated.
Affy. & Respectfy
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.