§ To Snell, Stagg & Co
23 March 1805, Department of State. “I have duly recd: your letter of the 18th. inst. with the protest it enclosed respecting the capture, last year, of the Brig Hound, for a pretended breach of Blockade. I make no doubt that you have taken the usual measures for prosecuting an appeal from the sentence which has been passed: in the mean time the protest will remain in this Office among others of a similar nature.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.