To John Langdon
Washington, July 1, 1805.
According to your request the letter to you from Mr. Griswold is now returned.1 It was duly communicated with your letter to me, to the President. I had previously received your favor on the subject of a successor to Mr. Erving.2 But the appointment had before it came to hand, been conferred on Mr. Wm. Lyman; so that the door was not open for taking into consideration the merits of the gentlemen recommended by you. With sentiments of great esteem and regard I remain Dear Sir very sincerely Yr. mo. obed. servt.
Printed copy (Alfred Langdon Elwyn, ed., Letters by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Others, Written during and after the Revolution, to John Langdon, New Hampshire [Philadelphia, 1880], 51).
2. Letter not found.