§ From Henry Hill Jr
24 April 1805, New York. “I have the honor to acknowledge the recpt of yours of 19th currt, inclosing a letter for the Governor of Cuba.
“I am extremely obliged for the explicit manner you have instructed me, relative to the points on which I asked for information, as I shall be releived from much embarrassment <a>nd diffidence which would otherwise have perplexed me.
“I am now ready to depart, but shall delay till I am favored with the cypher for secret correspondence.”1
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Havana, vol. 1). 1 p.
1. On 25 Apr. 1805 Hill wrote JM: “I had the honor of writing you yesterday, acknowledging the recpt of your special instructions &c. I have this day received the cypher; and having now the whole of your dispatches &c—I shall depart without delay” (DNA: RG 59, CD, Havana, vol. 1; 1 p.).