From Levett Harris, 25 April 1803
Philadelphia 25. April 1803.
By the mail of Saturday last, a Commission appointing me Consul to St. Petersburg, accompanied by Your circular Letter of the 9th inst., and transcript of Laws relative to Consuls &c., passed the last Session of Congress, came to hand. I consequently return You, herewith, the Commission which was first sent to me.
I Shall now prepare myself, with all expedition, to proceed to Russia, and I hope in one month from this, to be on my rout. Previous thereto, I Shall again have the honour to address you.
In Conformity to the Consular Act, due attention will be paid to transmitting the bonds to you, which are thereby required. I have the honour to be, with the highest Respect, Sir, Your most obedient Servant,