From José Corrèa de Serra
Philadelphia 15th. Novber. 1819
Baron Stackelberg1 Chargé des affaires of H. Swedish My. bearer of this Letter intending to visit your state wishes to have the honor of being introduced to your acquaintance, and I am proud that your goodness enables me to procure him this advantage. He will gain in seeing the men who honor this country, and you will receive much satisfaction in being acquainted with so accomplished a gentleman. Agree the assurances of the high consideration and respect with which I am Sir Your most obedt. faithful servt.
Joseph Correa de Serra
RC (PHi). Addressed by Corrèa de Serra to JM at Montpelier.
1. Berndt Robert Gustav, Baron von Stackelberg (1784–1845), was a Swedish career army officer who served as governor of St. Barthélemy, 1811–16, and as Swedish chargé d’affaires in Washington from 1819 to 1832 (personal communication to the editor from Wolfhart, Baron von Stackelberg, 14 Dec. 2006).