Washington City Dec: 16th. 1816
I ask leave to lay before you the enclosed Recommendation; I presume that Some of the persons by whom It is Sighned are known to you. They are generally men of the first respectability: and influence in Kentucky, and I would Supperadd that Mr. McBrides’ merit and worth entitles him to the respect and esteem of all thoses Who know him. I am only Sorry that a man of So much worth and capacity for the office which he Solicits has not a more powerfull advocate. I hope however this will not weigh against Mr. McBids worth or expectations I have the honour to be Sir Verry respectfully your obt
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.