Philadelphia 23 November 1816
My dear Sir,
Mr. Conard, of this neighbourhood, having, as I understand, been recommended to you for the place of Accountant to the War Department, I take the liberty to add my inconsiderable Suffrage in his behalf. Of his peculiar fitness for that particular Situation, I am not competent to give an opinion. But I certainly can say, with truth, that, during the three Sessions I sat with him in the thirteenth Congress, he always proved himself to be a Zealous and intelligent Representative, and that I beleive he is quite unexceptionable on the Score of private character. I remain with Sincere and respectful consideration Your obedient humble servant
C. J. Ingersoll
DNA: RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.