Washington July 6. 07.
After writing the within it occurred that the Vice President might have left New York. I therefore think it best to inclose it open to you for perusal, & to desire you to do immediately what is therein desired to be done by you, & then seal & have the letter delivered to the V. President, saying nothing of it’s contents to any other person. I pray you to lose not a moment in taking & forwarding the affidavits lest our vessel should be gone. I salute you with esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.