From John E. Caldwell, 17 July 1801
Philadelphia 17th. July 1801.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th. ult. inclosing a commission from the President of the United States appointing me commercial Agent for the City of Sto. Domingo, also the instructions accompanying the same.
I herewith transmit the Bond required, with sureties, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of said office, which I presume will be deemed satisfactory.
I shall without delay proceed to Sto. Domingo to enter on the execution of said Duties. I am, with respect, Sir, Your most obt. Servt.
John E. Caldwell