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To Edward Livingston

Dear Sir

     I recd yesterday a letter from our friend Mrs Blodget, in which she requests me to address you upon the subject of the office she is most anxious to procure for Mr Smith, her nephew, and Son in law, and to ask your patronage and assistance to promote her wishes.

     I always feel gratified in an opportunity to oblige this lady, but your acquaintance with & friendship for her, must surely render any Application from me on her behalf unnecessary.

     I am a total Stranger to Mr Smith, but I understand from Mrs B. that she has sent on the most respectable recommendations of him. I can only add, that your Kind interference in behalf of this gentleman, will be acknowledged as a favor conferred on myself. I am with very high respect dear Sir yr mo. ob. Servt

Bush. Washington

Source Note

ALS, BLAH. Endorsed by Livingston, the letter is addressed to "The honbl Edward Livingston at Gadsby's Washington[, D.C.]."