§ From William Riggin
30 March 1803, Trieste. Transmits a copy of his 26 Feb. dispatch and encloses copies of his 3 Mar. letter to the secretary of state for foreign affairs and the official acceptance of his appointment as U.S. consul, which he received 29 Mar. and “by which you will please to observe the delay has been owing to the representations made to this Government by Mr. Lamson.” Will forward the bond required by law by the first favorable opportunity.