Washington April 1st. 1816
I understand that Col. Samuel Hawkins has made application for the office of Commissioner under the Act to authorize payment for property lost by the capture of the Enemy.
I beg leave to state to you that I am and long have been well acquainted with Col. Hawkins. I know him to be every way ⟨q⟩ualified for that office, And have every ⟨confid⟩ence no gentleman could be selected who ⟨w⟩ould be more solicitous to do justice both ⟨to⟩ the Government & the Claimant. I may ⟨ ⟩ too warmly for him. But the above ⟨is⟩ my decided conviction. And I should ⟨he⟩artily rejoice to see him obtain the ⟨ ⟩ment. With Great Respect I am Your obedient
⟨J⟩ P Grosvenor
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.