From Stephen Cathalan, 18 August 1803
Marseilles the 18th. August 1803.
I have the honor of Confirming you my last Respects of the 13th. & 21st. July ulto.
This is to advise you that I have received my Exequatur Signed by the first Consul at Brussells on the 3d. Thermidor (22d. July ulto.) as pr. Copy here inclosed.
I am, Then at last duly acknowledged by this Government as Commercial Agent of the U. States; I beg you to be Assured that I Will Continue in the Strict Performance of my duties and in the Execution of the laws of the Und. States. In haste I have the honor to be With the greatest Respect Sir, Your most Obedient Humble Servant
Stephen Cathalan Junr.
⟨I⟩ beg you to deliver ⟨the⟩ inclosed for the President.