James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Squires, 1816

1816

Sir

We the undersigned Subscribers Citizens of the County of Suffolk and State of New York Respectfully beg leave to recommend Newton E. Westfall late of the Army of the United States, to your consideration for some appointment by which he may be able to support himself and Family who are in reduced and needy circumstances.

Mr. Westfall’s talents and qualifications we presume will be questioned by few who are personally acquainted with him We have the honour to be very respectfully Your Obedt. Servts.

Daniel Squires

Ellis Squires

Thomas Osborn M. D.

Nathl: Gaissing⟨   ⟩
Judge C. C. P.

Charles Vail
J. P.

J⟨e⟩sse⟨   ⟩ Vail

David Warner
J. P.

Daniel Tuthill

Bartlet Griffin

John S: Genin
Judge C. C. P. & Merchant

Joseph Penny
Merchant

Francis Fournier

⟨Pe⟩ter Fournier
Capt.

Joseph Penny Jnr:
Ensign

Nathaniel Farr Esq
Ensign

Joseph Good al⟨l⟩
⟨   ⟩ Capt

Mennasseh Frankley
Lieut

Wm. S. Bellows
Lieut

B. Brewster
Justice Peace

Hull. Osborn
Attorney at Law

James Horton

Nathan Dickison
Pastor Congregational Church

Israel Conkeling
Capt

Sears Howes

John Woodhull
late Judge C. C. P.

Elijah Terry
Attorney at Law

Nathaniel Wells
Judge C. C. P.

Ellis Squire ⟨Junr.⟩

Seth Squiers

Caleb Cooper
late Justice of the Peace

James Peirson
Justice of the Peace

Samuel H Rose
Practicing Physician

Chas. H. Travers
Clerk of the County of Suffolk

John ⟨   ⟩
Genl. Brigade

Jeremiah Miller
Lit. Colo. 80th. Regiment

Saml: ⟨Sch⟩illing
Major 80th. Regt. N. Y. Militia

Danl. ⟨   ⟩
Majr.

Levi How⟨ar⟩d
Capt.

John T. Osborne
Inspect ⟨80⟩th. Regiment Suffolk Co Militia

Samuel Robinson

Elias White
Lieut

H. P. Dering
Collector of the Customs of the Port of Sag Harbor State of New York

Abraham Edwards
Ensign

John Terry Jun

David Terry
Lieut

Samuel W Fournier

Joel Jacobs
Merchant

⟨   ⟩ R. Herrick,
Justice of the Peace

John Edwards Junr.

Elias S. Pelletreau
Merchant

Saml. H. Jessup
Merchant

⟨   ⟩ Jessup
Merchant

Charles Raynor
Justice of the Peace

Harvey Harris
Capt

Josiah Foster
⟨   ⟩ Merchant P. ⟨   ⟩ Major

Samuel Paggar
Capt

Henrick Rogers
Merchant

Nehemiah Sayre
Merchant

Thomas Smith
Capt

Joshua Terry

Silas Payne
Merchant

Amos Prentice
Physician late Surgeon Militia U. S. Service

Charles Douglas
Lieut

Isaac Edward⟨s⟩
Ensign

I Do Certify that I am personally acquainted with the major part of the foregoing subscribers and know them to possess the titles affixed to their names respectively.

H. P. Dering
Collr. of the Customs, Port of Sag Harbor, State of New York

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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