Washington, March 16 1816
The office of accountant of the navy department being vacant by the death of Mr. ⟨Purvis⟩, permit me to express a wish to be considered on the list of applicants to fill the duties of that station. I have thought it unnecessary to procure recommendation letters, as presuming I am sufficiently known to you. Reasons very urgent have prompted this application and are deemed unnessary to be stated. I am Sir, ⟨yrs⟩ with respect.
DNA: RG 45--Miscellaneous Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy.