From James Anderson, 25 March 1802
Paris 25 March 1802.
My friend Mr. Skipwith has thought proper to appoint me Vice Agent of The United States, at the port of Cette, in the Mediterranean. I pray You Sir, to confirm the appointment of Mr. Skipwith & I promise solemnly, that I will endeavour to fill the Office with honor & integrity.
During a residence of fourteen Months, in the Years 1794 & 95, at the port of Brest, as Commercial Agent & in the most difficult times of the french revolution, I have reason to hope, that my conduct merited the appro⟨ba⟩tion of Mr. Monroe, at that time Our Minister, as well as that of Our Con⟨sul⟩ General Mr. Skipwith. With the greatest Resp⟨ect⟩ I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedient Serva⟨nt⟩
of Charleston, So. Carolin⟨a⟩