From John J. Murray, 31 July 1802
Glasgow 31 July 1802
I have the honor to acknowledge the ⟨re⟩ceipt of your favor of the 18th. March Covering ⟨an⟩other Commission for me as American Consul ⟨for⟩ Glasgow confirmed by the Senate; and in conformity with your desire transmit to you herewith a renewal of my Bond to the United States of America for Two Thousand Dollars dated [. . .]th. Instant which I shall forward by the way of George Town South Carolina.
I reached this place on the 29th. Ulto. and received my exsequatur on the 25th. Signed the 16th. ⟨In⟩stant—since which nothing has transpired ⟨w⟩orth communicating to you except an account of the Declaration of War by the Emperor of Morocco against the united states—which was ⟨s⟩ent to me by Mr. King our Minister at London. I had it published immediately in the different ⟨n⟩ews papers in this City for the information of American Citizens. I beg leave Sir to enquire ⟨o⟩f you whether I may appoint a Deputy for the port of Leith? My doubts respecting the propriety of mak⟨ing⟩ such an appointment originates in the knowledge that Mr. Grant some years ago received from the United states the appointm⟨ent⟩ of Consul for Leith—since which however, he has not, according to my information, resided within his consulate making Londo⟨n⟩ or Paris, where he is now, his place of res⟨i⟩dence. I have had an application from Leit⟨h⟩ for a deputation which inclines me to believ⟨e⟩ that there is no American Agent there at all.
I shall pay the Strictest attention to the Instructions that you were pleased to forward to me before I left the United States, and also to your Circular Letter dated the 1st. August last. With the highest Respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr. most obt. Hble Sert.
John J Murray