Baltimore. May 18th. 1806
I have had the Honor to receive the public Dispatches sent to me under the Care of Mr. Forrest.
Our Vessel is ready to sail, and waits only for a Wind. So far as I have been able to ascertain, every paper has been forwarded which can be considered as essential.
I thank you for your kind Wishes, and beg you to accept the assurances of the sincere Respect & Esteem with which I have the Honor to be Dear Sir Y. Ob. Serv
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.