Department of State, May the 7th. 1806.
Your draft in favor of John Henderson has been this day received, and will be paid out of the contingent fund of the Territory, but as the law does not contemplate any permanent charge for such service, and the fund above mentioned is insufficient to warrant any further calls upon it, it is requisite that the employment of a private Secretary be discontinued. I have the honor to be Sir, very respectfully Your Obt. Servt.