London April 17th. 1806
I wrote to you last on the 24th. of Feby ⟨from⟩ Madrid to inform you of the afflicting ⟨event⟩t which had made it necessary for me to ⟨vis⟩it this country on my private affairs; a ⟨mea⟩sure which under the circumstances of ⟨the⟩ situation I persuaded myself that the ⟨Pre⟩sident would not disapprove. I arrived ⟨here⟩ on the 22d. of last Month, & having Exerted ⟨mys⟩elf to the utmost to arrange such matters ⟨as ha⟩ve indispensably Required my attention, ⟨am⟩ now Enabled to Return to my post;-- I ⟨prop⟩ose to leave this to morrow, & after passing ⟨two or⟩ three days with Mr. Monroe, to proceed ⟨dir⟩ectly by way of Lisbon, hoping by the middle ⟨of the⟩ Ensuing month to be at Madrid. I have the honor to be Sir with perfect Respect & consideration your very obt. St.
George W. Erving
DNA: RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Spain.