To James Simpson
Philadelphia Mar. 22. 1793.
Your favor of Feb. 12. has been duly recieved, and I am to make you my acknolegements for your attention to the affairs of Mr. Barclay, and of the public in his hands. Colo. Humphreys is now authorised to settle those matters finally, to receive and dispose of all the public effects and monies confided to Mr. Barclay, and to him therefore I will refer you as to those remaining in your hands. The present unsettled state of the succession in Morocco, rendering it useless to renew as yet Mr. Barclay’s mission, your correspondence on the progress of events there, will be thankfully recieved. I have the honor to be with much regard Sir Your most obedt. humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. James Simpson. Gibraltar.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DCI).
This day TJ submitted the above letter to the President, who approved and returned it the same day (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 99).