House of Representatives Feby. 22d. 1809
I have been informed that the Office of Governor of the Mississippi Territory will be Vacant the 4th. day of March next. I would therefore beg leave to recommend the Honble. David Holmes, who has long been a member of this House and a faithful Servant of the public, as a fit person to fill that Office.
This letter is written without the knowledge of Mr. Holmes, and my Opinion of his being worthy to fill the appointment my only inducement. I am Sir with great regard Your Most Obt. Hble. Sert.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.