From William Riggin, 6 October 1802
Trieste 6th. Octor. 1802
I received on the 28 Ulto. the Honor of your letter dated the 18 March covering a Commission which the Executive of the United States has been pleased to confer on me, as Consul for this port.
I accept with sentiments of real gratitude, this important trust and I beg leave to offer, through you my sincere acknowledgments to the President for the Honor of his confidence which I shall with an invariable Zeal endeavour to merit.
I have exhibited my credentials to the Government of this place to be forwarded to the Court of Vienna and ratified accordingly. When I have notice of this being effected, I shall again do myself this Honor. In the mean time I am with sentiments of the highest respect Sir, Yr. most obt. Servt.