§ From Stephen Cathalan, Jr.
18 August 1803, Marseilles. Wrote last on 13 and 21 July [not found]. Informs JM that he has received his exequatur, “Signed by the first Consul at Brussells on the 3d Thermidor (22d. July ulto.) as p. Copy here inclosed.” Assures JM he “Will Continue in the Strict Performance” of his duties “and in the Execution of the laws” of the U.S. In a postscript asks JM to deliver the enclosed to the president.1