To Richard Harrison
Department of State July 13th. 1804.
The President directs that there be admitted in the accounts of Mr. King credits in his favor for all such sums as he may state to have been given by him as usual & necessary presents at Christmas to the Officers and Servants of the Court of Great Britain during his residence there as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States; that he be further allowed credit for the sum of twenty-five guineas for similar presents on his presentation in that character; and in consideration of the circumstances attending his case his charges for stationary are also to be admitted. I am respectfully Sir, Your obdt. Servt.
Letterpress copy of RC (NHi: Rufus King Papers); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). Letterpress copy of RC in a clerk’s hand, with “(signed) James Madison” added in an unidentified hand; sent as enclosure in JM to King, 13 July 1804.