From Samuel Snow, 10 June 1803
Providence 10th. June 1803
Enclosed I have the honour to forward to you two semi-annual Reports of Vessels arrived at Canton between the 31st. December 1801, and the 9th. of January 1803, received from my Agent there by the Ship Sally. On the first of January last at Washington, agreeably to our previous conversation, I had the honour to address a letter to you stating the difficulty I laboured under respecting a residence at Macao, That the Governor did not feel himself Authorised to permit me to reside there, except permission was first obtained from the Court of Portugal, and requested that you would be pleased to write to our Minister at Lisbon to endeavour to obtain it, but I have not had the honour to receive a line from you since.
If you have received any communication from our Minister, and permission is granted, it would be very pleasing to me to receive it Offically before my departure, which I expect will be, by the last of July. I have the honour to be, with great Respect, Sir, your Obedient humble Servant