Philadelphia November 5th 1816
We whose Signatures are hereunto affixed, Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia, beg leave respectfully to recommend John Conard Esqr., for the Office of Accountant of the War Department, become vacant by the death of Colo. Lear.
Mr. Conard possesses in a high degree the Confidence and respect of the Democratic Party in this District; and in our Opinion is a man of the first respectability for the integrity of his character, and the Soundness of his Political Opinions. We believe him well qualified for the Office of Accountant of the War Department, and have no doubt but that he would discharge its duties Satisfactorily to the Administration, and usefully to the Country.
Possessing the highest gratitude for your Public Services, and the warmest wishes for your future happiness, we respectfully Subscribe ourselves Your friends and fellow Citizens,
B ⟨ ⟩ Richards
Jno. Smith ⟨ ⟩
Silas E. Weir
Geo. F. Leterman
⟨ ⟩ Browne
DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.