Philada. Feby. 27th. 1809
Most Excellent Sir,
After congratulating you, upon your elevation to the supreme Magistracy of the nation, permit me, from the kindness, and politeness, I have experienced from you, and your family, to take the freedom to solicit a favour from you. That is, if any change should be made in the office of District Attorney for the Pennsylvania District, permit me to offer myself a Candidate for said office, And should I be so fortunate, as to receive the appointment, it will lay me under infinite obligations to your Excellency. I am your Excellency’s most obedt. most devoted Hble. Servt.
Wm. L. Blair
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.