From Richard Clough Anderson
Jefferson County [Kentucky]
August 27th. 1792.
It is with the greatest reluctance at any time that I can prevail on myself to solicit an appointment, or should I do it at present but at the particular desire of several of my friends in this country. I have therefore taken the liberty provided you think me qualifyed to use your interest in having me appointed to settle the Accounts of the United States with this State as I have observed their is such an Officer in the other States and presume, such will be necessary with us.
Colo. Edwards the bearer hereof is a member of the Senate of Congress from this State, whose character of Honesty, and integrity has never been called in question and I trust he will ever support it whilst in publ[i]c. I am with respect Yr. Mo. ob. Servant
Richard C. Anderson.
RC (DLC). Addressed by Anderson as carried by “Colo. Edwards.” Docketed by JM, who recorded several book purchases on the cover (see JM to James Madison, Sr., 23 Nov. 1792, n. 1).