§ From Edward Stevens
2 April 1802, Philadelphia. Encloses Timothy Pickering’s observations on Stevens’s claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred during his mission to Saint-Domingue. Encloses as well a statement of his account with the U.S. and a certificate from James Yard. Has no doubt their testimony will show his claim to be well founded. Notes that he presented the grounds of his claim “when I had the pleasure of seeing you”; adds a few remarks on the various charges, including expenses for stores and passage money, the hire of vessels to carry dispatches, journeys on public business, advances to American seamen, house rent and personal expenses at Cap Français, and a secretary’s salary. Asks JM to point out the best mode of settling his account.