Consular Office of the United States Cadiz 5th: January 1808.
Allthough I am most certain that our Chargè d’Affairès at ⟨Ma⟩drid Mr. George W. Erving has apprized you Pr his Packets remitted to me & ⟨w⟩hich I have forwarded Pr the Schooner Middleton Capt. Whittemore bound ⟨for⟩ New York; of the happy arrangement with the Dey of Algiers; I think ⟨I sh⟩ould be wanting to my duty if I did not enclose you Copy of Mr. ⟨To⟩bias Lear’s Letter on the Subject, and congratulate with you on said ⟨grate⟩full event. With Sentiments of high Consideration & respect, I have the honor to Subscribe myself. Respected Sir. Your most obt. hble Servant
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Cadiz.