From Jacob Wagner
Department of State 8 Septr. 1804.
I have been honored with your favor of the 5th.1 with the accompanying packages. The enclosed letter from Mr. Livingston2 ought to have been forwarded on Thursday but was accidentally omitted. Not having received a return of Mr. Merry’s letter in which he complains of irregularities committed by the French at Baltimore,3 I have not been able to send the extracts with the letter to the Attorney for the District, but instead of them have written him a private letter descriptive of what was intended and informing him that the extracts would follow.4 With the highest respect & attacht. I have the honor to remain Dr. Sir, Your most obed. servt.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. Letter not found.
2. Wagner no doubt enclosed Robert R. Livingston to JM, 19 June 1804 (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:337–44).