Department of State 7th. April 1806
In answer to your letter of the 24 Decr. requesting permission to appoint your son James B Church as Vice Consul during an excursion you intend to England, I have to observe that you have liberty to name an Agent to act for you during your absence, being yourself responsible for his acts. I have the honor to be &c
DNA: RG 59—IC—Instructions to Consuls.