From John Leonard, 17 March 1803
Evan’s Hotel Baltimore 17 March 1803
The Brig Hope of this place will sail on Thursday next for Óporto in Portugal in which vessel I intend to Embark and shall immediately after my arrival there proceed to Madrid. It will give me great pleasure to be the bearer of any commands you may have for that country, to which be assured I will pay due attention.
permit me to ask the honor of a few lines of introduction from you to Mr. Pinkney.
With best Complits to Mrs Madison & Miss Pain I remain with great Respect—Yr Obedt. hble. Servt.