Department of State, Feb. 28th. 1807.
Your letter of the 22d. ult. enclosing your account for $200 dollars, as extra expenses in a public service to Atacapas & Opelousas, has been received. As it is without precedent & might prove inconvenient to allow to the Governors of Territories personal expenses within the limits of their government, I lose no time in intimating that the present charge cannot be passed to your credit. I am &c.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.