13th February 1816
The undersigned having been informed that the office of Attorney for the United States for the Missouri Territory has lately become vacant by the resignation of John Scott Esquire, beg leave to recommend Charles Lucas Esquire of the town of St. Louis Attorney and Counsellor at Law as a suitable person to be appointed and well qualified to discharge the duties of that office. Dated the 13th day of February 1816
A. La⟨ ⟩
of St. Louis
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.