Funchal Island of Madeira 16th. October 1806
I conceive it a duty incumbent on me to present the enclosed Narrative, to which I am ready to make Oath. It may be Supposed that I am Actuated with Sinister views. I declare Sir that I have no Other than to Serve my beloved Country to the Interest of which, I am warmly & Zealously attach’d. I have the Honor Sir of being your Most Obedient Servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.