From Edward Stevens, 18 September 1801
Philadelphia Sepr. 18. 1801.
I have the Honor to enclose you a Packet which was entrusted to my Care by Colo: Lear, the General Commercial Agent for St. Domingo.
I arrived in Philadelphia this Morning, and should have proceeded to Washington immediately to pay my Respects to the President of the United States, had I not been informed that he was absent from that City. I shall, however, avail myself of the earliest Opportunity, after his Return, to wait upon him and have the Honor of communicating to him all the Information I possess respecting the Colony of St: Domingo.
Mrs. Stevens requests to be particularly remember’d to you and Mrs Maddison. I remain, with the highest Respect, Sir, Your most obedt: Servt.