Circular Letter to
Foreign Ministers Resident in the United States
Department of State 22. June 1803.
On the 1 I had the honor to request a blank passport for a vessel destined to sail from Norfolk with a cargo of naval stores and other articles in order to fulfil our stipulations with the Regency of Algiers: I have the honor to acknowledge its receipt some time ago.
From subsequent letters from Norfolk it seems probable that another smaller vessel may be taken up to carry a balance of those articles, the first not having been adequate to hold them all and I therefore request a second blank passport of a similar tenor, which, if it should prove unnecessary, shall be returned. I have the honor to be &ca.