§ From Anthony Merry
24 June 1805, Washington. “I have the Honor to transmit to you enclosed the Passport which you have requested of me by your Letter of the 22d. Instant1 for the American Brig Washington, James Croudhill Master, loaded with naval and military Stores and Provisions for the Supply of the Squadron of the United States in the Mediterranean.”2
RC (DNA: RG 59, NFL, Great Britain, vol. 3). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Merry; docketed by Wagner.
1. See JM’s Circular Letter to Foreign Ministers and Consuls, 22 June 1805.
2. JM received a letter of the same date from Louis-Marie Turreau, also transmitting a passport for the Washington, bound from the Potomac for Malta and Syracuse (DNA: RG 59, NFL, France, vol. 2–3; 1 p.; in French; docketed by Wagner). On 26 June 1805 Yrujo sent his passport for the ship (DNA: RG 59, NFL, Spain, vol. 2; 1 p.; in Spanish; docketed by Wagner).