Department of State 3 July 1806
At the request of Govr. Claiborne, I have the honor to introduce to you Mr. Merricalt, as a respectable citizen of New Orleans. He is proceeding to Madrid with a view to obtain payment of a debt from the Spanish Government. Should you approve of his demand and its nature admit of your patronage, I request the favor of you to afford it to him. I have the honor to be, Sir, With great respect,
DLC: Curry Autograph Collection.