§ From George Joy
11 March 1809, London. Reports that at least eight ships from America have recently arrived in a British port in violation of the Embargo. Seeks appointment for himself and Samuel Williams as commercial agents for U.S. in London. Williams is known as an honorable man on the exchange and would be a valuable representative, particularly if Joy’s business took him elsewhere.
RC (DNA: RG 59, Letters of Application, 1809–17). 3 pp. Addressed to JM as secretary of state.