From Jacob Mayer
Washington May 23d. 1801.
In the necessary vindication of my character, which has been wantonly aspersed by Doctor Stevens, and with the view of imparting to the Government information, which it may be well to possess, I take the liberty of submitting the subjoined statement with the accompanying documents.1 In making this communication I repose in the Executive of the United states the most implicit confidence, and rely fully on its discretion in preventing any use being made of that part thereof which relates to General Toussaint, as an exposure might prove seriously injurious to my house at the Cape. I have the honor to be, with Respect, sir, Your most ob: servant