Department of State, October 2d: ’08.
I have had the honor of receiving in safety your letter of the 23d: of August enclosing two dispatches addressed to me which were found on board a Vessel carried to Halifax, by one of the Cruisers under your command.
I avail myself of, with much pleasure of this occasion for offering my acknowledgments for your polite attention, with assurances of the great respect and consideration with which I have the honor to remain, Sir, Your most obedt. & hble Servt.
DNA: RG 59—IC—Instructions to Consuls.