Albany 30th March 1815
Mr. Ferguson having been appointed Mayor of the City of NewYork, it is supposed he will resign the Office of Naval Officer—which he now holds—in that City. In that event we the undersigned members of the Senate and Assembly of the Legislature of this State, earnestly solicit that Samuel Hawkins Esquire be appointed his successor.
Respectfully Your Obt. Servts.
59 signatures follow
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.