From Robert W. Fox, 4 September 1802
Falmouth 4th. Septemr. 1802
I am much obliged to thee for thy favor of the 16th June; prior to the receipt of which I had desired my Friends to recommend another Person to the situation proposed for myself. I assure thee I wou’d not intentionaly do any thing or accept any public situation, that wou’d be improper for a Consul of the United States of America to hold; as I esteem my present appointment superior to any other similar appointment, and hope I shall always endeavour to discharge the trust committed to me with fidelity.
I beg leave to assure thee that if I can at any time render thyself or Friends acceptable Services hereaway, it will give me great pleasure. I am with much respect Thy obliged Friend
Rob. W. Fox