Union Tavern Washington Novbr. 2. 1806.
I have the Honor to inform you of my arrival in this City last night, having been appointed by His Britannic Majesty to succeed Mr. Merry as Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States.
I take the liberty to request to be informed at what time I may have the Honor to present to you the Copy of my Credentials, & to have an audience of the President. With the highest respect, I am Sir Your most Obedt. humble. Servt.
D M Erskine
DNA: RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.