George Town (Ptm) this 27th. Decr. 1806.
I inclose the Original of my private Instructions, as also the original letter of the Government of St. Martin, and expect you will lay them before ⟨th⟩e President, requesting His Excellency’s particular consideration, on the ⟨ma⟩tter. I inclose also, a letter from my former functions at St. Domingo, by ⟨wh⟩ich you will see, that, notwithstanding my Tittle of Consul General, (as it appears ⟨on⟩ my commission) I was by my private Instructions charge d’affaires &ca., the same ⟨as⟩ my present private Instructions, express it; more satisfactions can be produced ⟨to⟩ the President, (if require:) and nothing shall be omitted, on my part, to prove that ⟨my⟩ greatest wishes and aspiration, are tending to the preservation, of a good understanding, friendship, and harmony, betweext Holland, and the U. S. of America. I remain respectfully Your humble Servant
DNA: RG 59—NFC—Notes from Foreign Consuls.