New York 29th. June 1816.
James W. Lent Esquire, is about to visit Washington; and he desires to be introduced to the President of the United States. I accordingly beg leave to present him, in this manner. Mr. Lent, is an old inhabitant of this City; he has always, sustained a pure and excellent character; he is in politics, a Republican; and he enjoys the esteem and respect of his fellow citizens. I have the honor to be With the highest respect Sir Your most obedient servant
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.