§ From George W. Erving
25 May 1804, London. No. 34. “I have the honor herewith to transmit a List [not found] of the Ships which have entered this Port and of which the Masters have deposited their Papers in this Office pursuant to the Act of Congress of February 28th. 18031 since the operation of that Act commenced here to the 31st. of December 1803.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, London, vol. 9). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 11 Sept.
1. “An Act supplementary to the ‘act concerning Consuls and Vice-Consuls, and for the further protection of American Seamen,’” 28 Feb. 1803 (U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:203–5).