Department of State, October 30th. 1806.
Mr. Merry having represented that the trial of Capt. Thomas for murder is near at hand, I request you will pospone it until you receive further direction⟨s⟩ in consequence of the statement of facts I have a few days ago asked the favor of you to make. I am &c.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.