Baltimore 24th. August 1808.
Having resided thirteen Months in Bermuda and being about to return to that Island, probably to stay some years I am induced to trouble your Excellency with the annexed Certificate and to indulge in the hope of your Excellency appointing me Commercial Agent to that place
I have the honor to be Sir With the greatest respect Your mst obt Sert
William R Higinbotham
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.