§ From Samuel B. Malcom
30 June 1812, Utica, New York. The letters JM has probably received from Adams and Jefferson recommending his appointment to office1 encourage him “to solicit the appointment of a Lieutenant in the Navy, a near relation, named ‘William Malcom Barron.’” Barron’s qualifications include “his having recd. a polite edu⟨ca⟩tion, his being the Grandson of a distinguished Revolutionary Officer of this State, for Seven years, engaged in Naval Employment, & honorable in private life.”
RC (DNA: RG 45, ML). 1 p.