Albany 8th of Dec 1815
I have sent this day to the Post Master Genl. Gov. Tompkins and Taylor, Judge Spencer & Genl. Brown, Chancellor Lansing & Col Jenkins, and Genl. Swartwout and Porter, recommendations in my favour, for the Post office here. Please to request a Sight of them as they are highly respectable, with many others nearly Equal to accompany them.
I beg you to be assured I have the welfare of the Administration deeply at heart. Verry respectfully Sir Your verry Humble Sevt.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.