New York 6 Oct. 1815
Robert R. Hunter Esqr. of this City will hand you this letter. Mr. Hunter is anxious to receive the appointment of a consul at some Port in France.
As an Uniform friend to his Country, firmly attached to its Republican institutions & administration, his character in private life all render him highly worthy the confidence of the Government. Should he succeed in his application it will reflect honor on the country & be at the same time highly flattering to his Numerous and respectable Republican frinds & also to Yr. Obt Hble Servt
JM Mastword or Jno. Swartout
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.