Washington 16 6 May 1808
The resignation of Major Swan leaves the Office of Pay Master General to the Army vacant. I have presumed to apply to the President for that appointment, and have ventured to enclose the application to you, under a hope that you will forward it, & feel no objection to say any thing in my favor which you may believe I merit.
I am sensible of the liberty I have taken, but am sure your great goodness will pardon it. I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir Your Obd. Servt
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.