Boston Augt: 28th: 1806
I am happy to inform you that Mr. Mella Menni has changed his conduct since he has return’d. His politenesss at present can only be equal’d by his inconsistency; he has promised to pay for the Merchandize which I had purchased by his order. The Schooner with the Guns &ca. has arrived & at present I am in hopes to be enabled to inform you of his departure in six or eight days at farthest from this date. I have the honor to continue with great respect Sir Your Obnt. Servt.
James Lear: Cathcart
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Tunis.