Washington December 31st. 1816
I take the liberty to recommend Docr. Thomas Neale of the town of Jackson in the Territory of Missouri for the office of Marshall for that Territory. Docr. Neale is a man of respectable talents of good character and well qualified in every respect to discharge the duties of that office. He resides near the center of population, of the territory. I am with great respect Sir, your most obedt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.