From Vincent Gray, 24 July 1803
Havana 24th. July 1803.
Having received a letter from a Mrs. Mary Elam relative to her son, and not knowing her place of residence, the letter being dated “Virginia 19th. Jany. 1803” I take leave ⟨to⟩ enclose it to your Department; and flatter my self ⟨th⟩at you will from the nature thereof, Cause it to be forwarded.
The persons to whose care I have directed it, have ⟨g⟩iven a Certificate relative to Rd. Elam, a copy of which ⟨y⟩ou have at foot. I am Sir, very respectfully Your mo. Ob. Servt.
We the Subscribers do certify that Richard Elam was born ⟨in⟩ the County of Chesterfield State of Virginia
R. M. Gilliam,