From James Anderson, 6 November 1802
Paris 6 November 1802.
I have had the honor to receive Your esteemed favour of the 16 June last, which contains the standing instructions to Consuls & vice–Consuls of the United States, a circular to the said Agents, another to Collectors of the Customs, with the form of a bill of health, and also my Commission, as Vice–Commercial Agent for the port of Cette, in the Mediterranean.
Permit me Sir, to return You my sincere thanks for the confidence placed in me, through Your recommendation, by the President of the United States, and to assure You Sir, that I will strenuously endeavour to merit the same.
Agreeable to Your orders, I her⟨e⟩with transmit to You Sir, my bond, fo⟨r⟩ the faithful discharge of the duties of my Office, guaranteed with the signatures of my particular friends Mr. Skipw⟨ith⟩ & Mr. Holker.
I mean to leave this City for Cette as soon as possible, where I shall s⟨ure⟩ly comply with the other instructions whi⟨ch⟩ You have been pleased to communicate ⟨to⟩ Me. With the greatest respect I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedient Servant