MVB to L[evi] Woodbury, 18 May 1833
May 18th. 1833
My dear Sir
I have been solicited by the friends of Mr Wm. A Bloodgood to say an other word to you upon the subject of his application for the appointment of Purser in the navy. I have stated to them the <result> of my former request, & have endeavoured to explain to them also your situation in respect to it. There are but few if any who have stronger claims upon the confidence & favor of the administration than Mr Bs family, & if you can consistently give them ^gratify them^, you will do an act that will be acceptable to many of the friends of the administration in this City, & to myself personally.
I am Dr. Sir