Grosvenor Square Jan. 21. 1788
I do myself the Honour to inclose to your Lordship a Resolution of Congress of the fifth day of October last, by which I am permitted to return to America, at any time after the Twenty fourth day of February 1788. As it is my intention to embark on board the Ship Lucretia John Calahan Commander, I must request of your Lordship to obtain the neccessary orders that the Same Privileges be granted in Shipping my Baggage, as are usually allowed to other foreign Ministers of equal Rank.
Let me further Request of your Lordship to obtain of the King and Queen, the appointment of a Time when I may have the Honour of an Audience to take Leave of their Majistys, on some day previous to the twenty fourth of February next.
With great Respect, I have the / Honour to be, my Lord, your /Lordships most obedient and / most humble Servant