Fredg. 22d. Augst. 1806
Mr. Richard S. Hackley formeley of this place, who has resided in New York for some years, wishes to go to Europe, and would be very glad of a Consulship in some of the Sea ports in that quarter. I beg leave to make him known to you as a Man well acquainted with Commerce, and one whom I think the Goverment may with confidence trust such an Office; and particularly well calculated to give satisfaction to those with whom he may transact business. I am very Respectfully Your Obt: Servt.
W. J. Stone
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.