§ To David Gelston
5 November 1804, Department of State. “I have recd. your private letter of the 12th. Octr. [not found] and beg leave to inform you that the 3d. instalment of your claim will not be received from the British Government until the 15th. July next; and that if drawn for upon Mr. Erving before the 1st. of Sepr. next, it will not be transferred to the United States.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.