From John Mitchell, 21 May 1803
Havre 21st. May 1803
I had the honor of Writeing You the 15 instant via Boston informing You that by order of Our Ministers at Paris I was about to engage a Vessel to carry out a Special Messenger with Dispatches. I accordingly engaged the Brig Enterprize Bound for New York—ownd & Commanded by Captn. Wilcox—with Whom Mr. Hughes Who has charge of the Dispatches, proceeds.
I feel particular pleasure that My first official Act should be to transmitt a Treaty of so great importance and Which I presume will afford so much satisfaction to evry Individual Attatched to our Country. For the Passage of Mr. Hughes ( order of the Ministers) I have drawn upon you for One hundred a⟨nd⟩ forty Dollars which you will please or⟨der⟩ to be paid. With perfect respect I a⟨m⟩ Sir Your very Obet. Servt.