My dear Sir This will be handed to you by an old and warm friend of mine, Mr. R.F. Livingston, who was besides a very active friend of mine in the late Campaign. He is desirous of obtaining a Harbor Master appointment, and I should be much gratified to contribute to his Success. As you are going to Albany I thought the better way would be to make you acquainted with him and his object, and ask your good offices with the Governor. Mr. Livingston and I were associated whilst I was a Civil Engineer & anything you can do to aid him will be a personal favor to me. yours truly, J.C. Fremont
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