From John J. Murray, 14 March 1803
American Consulate City of Glasgow 14 Mar 1803
I have the honor of transmitting ⟨to⟩ you sundry documents which relate to the detention of the American Ship Young Eagle Henry Fanning Master at the Port of Leith. I am the more inclined to lay these papers before you as they will serve to justify the appointment that ⟨I⟩ made on the 2d. Inst. to wit, John Cassels ⟨Es⟩qr., native of Georgetown So. Carolina, Agent & Vice Consul of the United States of America ⟨a⟩t Edinburgh & Leith. I am perfectly ⟨s⟩atisfied that if an agent had been ⟨o⟩n the Spot, the inconveniencies & Vexations ⟨co⟩mplained of by Captn. Fanning would ⟨h⟩ave been prevented.
The intelligence ⟨c⟩ontained in the news paper under Cover herewith is of so great importance that I think it my duty to forward it to yo⟨u⟩ altho’ it is probable that you may receive it earlier through another channel.
A Report of the Trade ⟨of⟩ the United States within this district Closing on the 31 Decemr. last & dat⟨ed⟩ the 11 January following I had the hon⟨or⟩ of transmitting to you Ship Sarah Robert Bowden Master from Greenock to Charleston. I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obt. Hble Sert.
John J Murray
Consul of the United States of America at Glasgow