From Edmund Randolph
LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives.
1. This is a reference to Section 6 of “An Act concerning Consuls and Vice-Consuls” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 254–57 [April 14, 1792]), which reads as follows: “And be it further enacted, That every consul and vice-consul shall, before they enter on the execution of their trusts, or if already in the execution of the same, within one year from the passing of this act, or if resident in Asia, within two years, give bond with such sureties as shall be approved by the Secretary of State, in a sum of not less than two thousand nor more than ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the true and faithful discharge of the duties of his office according to law, and also for truly accounting for all monies, goods and effects which may come into his possession by virtue of this act: and the said bond shall be lodged in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury.”
2. John Murray and Joseph Lindley were New York City merchants.
3. Claude Adam de La Motte was United States vice consul at Le Havre, France.