Richland School, October 7th. 1830.
I have seen it mentioned in the prospectus of the University of Virginia that hereafter, a tutor will be attached to the department of Modern Languages; I received since a letter from my brother stating that no appointment had yet been made by the Faculty. I therefore, take the liberty of offering myself as a candidate for the situation. Having been educated in one of the first schools in Paris, of which city I am a native and having obtained great experience and some success in the business of teaching for the last ten years, I have full confidence that my services would prove acceptable.
I shall be very much indebted to you for making my demand known to the faculty and honour me with an answer as early as possible. I am, respectfully, your very humble & obdt. Servt.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM: "post marked 16th Columbia S. C."