Department of State April 7. 1796.
The Secretary of State respectfully requests the President of the United States to grant him an order on the Secretary of the Treasury for Two thousand dollars, to enable him to continue the payment of the expences attending the procuring of copies of the proceedings of the British Courts of Vice Admiralty in the cases of captures by the armed vessels of that nation.
Pay to Timothy Pickering Secretary of State Two thousand dollars for the purpose above mentioned.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.