From Henry Dearborn
Washington July 31t, 1802
I herewith enclose a letter from Mr. Crowninshield of Salem Massachusetts, by which it appears that a mistake has been made in the appointment of Isaac Storey, if the Son could be appointed, it would cure the evil, and in addition to Dane & Burley, would be sufficient for all the business in that quarter, I have shewn this letter to Mr. Madison, & he advised me to write to you on the subject and to propose the immediate appointment of Joseph Story.
with sentiments of respect I am Sir Your Huml Servt
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the United State”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 5 Aug. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.