To Burrill Carnes
Philadelphia July 5. 1791.
The bearer hereof Thomas Newell, a citizen of the United States of America, having occasion to sollicit justice before the tribunals of France within your Consulate, I take the liberty of recommending him to your patronage and attention so far as the justice of his case shall authorize. I have the honour to be Sir your very humble servt.,
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Burrell Carnes. Consul at Nantes.” Recorded in SJL as “for Capt. Newell.” FC (DNA: RG 59, DCI).