From Sylvanus Bourne, 18 October 1803
American Consulate Amstm. Octr. 18 1803
I have the pleasure to acquaint you of my safe return to this City a few days past & that on the first of next month I shall resume my official functions & be prepared to attend to any commands you may have for me in course of the public service.
I have not yet been here a sufficient time to obtain correct information relative to the present state of Affairs in Europe—but shall take the liberty to write you soon fully on this head. I have the honor to be with great Respect Yr Ob Servt