§ To Louis Lambert & Company1
9 May 1805, Department of State. “I have received your letter of yesterday [not found] and have to inform you, in answer, that Mr: Wm: Lyman the successor of Mr. Erving in the Agency at London, will of course superintend your appeal, on application; but as he is neither to expend monies nor make pecuniary engagements on accot: of the public, it is necessary that you should make provision for defraying the incidental charges, which may amount to from £250 to £300 Stg.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p. Addressed to Louis Lambert & Co. at Alexandria.
1. Louis Lambert & Co. were wholesale merchants in Alexandria, Virginia (Miller, Artisans and Merchants of Alexandria, 1:260).