From William Riggin, 10 April 1803
Trieste 10th. April 1803
I had the honor of addressing you on the 30 Ulto. a copy of which is annexed.
My private affairs requiring my presence in America for a short time I purpose departing in the course of this month on my journey, and have appointed to act as Pro Consul during my absence Mr. Swinton C. Holland a gentleman who has been in America and is acquainted with the Laws of the United States. I hope this will meet the approbation of the President.
For some months we have not had an American Vessel at this Port. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Sir Your very Obdt. & hbl Servt.