House of Repr. 15th. Dec. 1816
I am informed that Messrs. Blake and Lane are candidates for the office of attorney for the State of Indiana. as I am personally acquainted with both characters I take the liberty of recommending Mr. Blake for that appointment. Mr. Blake has become resident of Indiana and from every information I have obtained he has the confidence of those with whom he is acquainted, & his capacity, zeal, & integrity will ensure a faithful discharge of the duties of the Situation. With Sentiments of the greatest respect & consideration Your ob Sert.
Rh: M: Johnson
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.