New York 14th., April 1806
Having been informed that Mr. Lamar the American Consul at Madeira has been at the Point of Death, I beg leave to offer myself as his Successor in that Office.
Being a Native of the Island of Madeira and having been educated to the Mercantile Profession I flatter myself I am qualified to discharge the Duties of that office in a manner which would be Satisfactory to the Government.
I have the Honor to inclose herein Testimonials of my character from Gentlemen of this Place who are no doubt Known to Government to which others will, if necessary, be added. I have the honor to be Sir
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.