To James Simons
Department of State, May 14th. 1804.
I return the letter from Mr. Coffyn.1 Capt. Rollins ought to cause it to be presented to the Treasury with proof that the Men were landed in the United States, on which it will be paid to him or his order. I am &c.
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14).
1. Neither the enclosure nor a letter from Simons transmitting it has been found, but as Francis Coffyn was U.S. commercial agent at Dunkirk, his letter probably referred to the transportation of distressed seamen from Europe to the U.S.