Parker April 18 1821 (Parker April 18 1821 p2.pdf)
As evidence in support of these statements, and of my character, I beg leave to enclose to your Excellency, extracts from several letters. It must be superfluous to say, that I shall be very thankful for this appointment, and endeavor to discharge the duty of Clerk to the satisfaction of [?]: but, in conclusion, observe, that if there is any prospect of success, I will immediately procure from gentlemen of the [?] respectability in this Town satisfactory testimony of Character and qualifications for the official referred to: and from the known character of your Excellency, have hopes that your Excellency will pardon the liberty I have take, to make this application, as well as the [?] of this communication, and, that if the course I have taken be not the proper one that your Excellency will have the goodness to point it out to me.
I have the honor to be: With perfect Respect, your Excellency's most obedient servant W[?] B Parker.
To His Excellency William King, Governor of the State of Maine
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