Washington february 11th 1809—
The resignation of Robt Williams in the Missisippi Territory—& Judge Bruin, have made vacancies to be supplied with some man of character & intergrity—
we take the liberty of naming for one of those offices David Holmes of (va) the honesty & talents of Mr H. are well known to you—& we beg leave to assure you that while we believe the public good would be promoted by his appointment we should experience the most sincere gratification, from the promotion of a man; endear’d to us equally by his public services & private virtues—
W. A Burwell
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.