From James C. Mountflorence, 4 September 1801
Paris 4th. September 1801.
On 29th. ulto. Mr. John Appleton sailed from Dieppe in a Vessel bound to Boston, & carrying to Government the french Ratification. The Council of Prizes on the 31t. ulto., took up anew the Examination of our captured Vessels, and ordered the Release of Three of Them, Viz, the Fanny, the Amazone & the Lucia. Five more are set down for hearing to day, the Argo, the Nancy of New-York, the Molly, the Pomona & the Knox.
I have also the Honor to transmit to you, Sir, At the Request of Mr. Cathalan, the enclosed Copy of a Letter from the Health-Office of Marseilles. With great Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servt.
Js. C. Mountflorence