House of Representatives U.S.,
Washington, D.C., April 19, 1888
Dr. Billings –
Dear Sir –
Mr. E.J. Taylor, a photographer, is anxious to obtain the position Assistant Photographer in the Museum.
Mr. Taylor is recommended to me, by personal friends, as an expert in his profession, and if you can possibly help him I wish you would do so – I should be glad [to] hear from you as to the prospect of his success.