Montpr. May 8. 27
Among the names which the vacancy in the Collectorship of Norfolk, will bring to your view is that of Moses Myers Esqr of that place.
Though my personal knowledge of this Gentleman is very slight I take pleasure in saying that I have been always led to regard him as a highly respectable Merchant, and a patriotic Citizen; and in expressing the belief that if selected for the vacant office, its duties will be satisfactorily discharged. I pray you Sir to be assured of my high consideration & particular esteem.
Draft, with draft of JM to John Myers, May 7, 1827 (DLC).