May 19, 1806
To all whom these presents shall come Greeting
I Certify that James Leander Cathcart Esqr. has been appointed to purchase articles as presents to the Bey of Tunis, for which purpose he makes a tour to the Northward; and it being desireable that Sidi Suliman Mellimelli the Tunisian Ambassador, should avail himself of so favourable an occasion of making a visit to the different parts of the United States, through which Mr. Cathcart designs to pass, Mr. Cathcart has consented to their travelling together. In Faith Whereof, I James Madison Secretary for the Department of State of the United States of America, have signed these presents, and caused the Seal of my Office to be affixed hereto, at the City of Washington this 19th. day of May A D 1806 and in the thirtieth year of the Independence of the said States.
(Signed) James Madison