From John Mitchell, 14 June 1803
Havre 14th. June 1803
I have the Honor to transmitt you duplicate of Dispatches from our Minister at Paris, which I received this day. Original together with Copy of the Treaty with france, is in Charge of Mr. Jay of New York Who I expect will leave this in a few days, on board the Ship Oliver Ellsworth Cap Henry for NYork. The entrance of this port is guarded by British frigats. They have stoped; several Neutral Vessells bound here. In the Nomber is the Ship Providence, Captain Waterson from Charleston and the Brig Diana under What pretence I have not heard both are Under American Colours. Two other American Vessells one from Bosto⟨n⟩ the other from NYork were Visited & suffered to pass: haveing first opened and examin⟨ed⟩ their Letters. Permitt Me to repeat My request of being Confirmed in the Appointment I now hold under the recomend⟨ation⟩ of Mr. Livingston & Mr. Monroe of Commercial Agent for this Place, & rely on my Zele & Attention & believe Me with perfect respe⟨ct⟩ Sir, Your very Obd. Servt.,
Mr. Hughes left this in the Bg. Experiment for NYork the 23d. May, charged with the orignal of the Treaty.