Philadelphia April 23d. 1805
Agreeably to the contents of the Note, I had the honor to receive from the President, I made enquiries relative to the Owners of the Ship, New Orleans from, Marseilles—& can not find that such a firm as Hughes & Allen exists in this City, but I believe the information, stating that the Ship had been damag’d and oblig’d to sail into Mahon is correct.
with Perfect Respect I have the honor to be The Presidents Obedt Servt
MHi: Coolidge Collection.