From Sylvanus Bourne, 29 October 1801
Consular Office of the U States, Amsterdam Oct 29 1801.
Your Circular of Augt. 1. I have just had the honor to receive & shall fully reply thereto by the earliest opportunity, while in the interim every matter shall be attended to, which is equally prescribed by my duty & the desire I have of preserving the fullest Confidence of my Govt.
I shall not fail to transmit you the new Constitution lately adopted by this Country the moment I can come at it published in a systematic form. I remain in Sentiments of the highest Respect Sir yr Ob Servt.