American Consulate Liverpool 28th. Jany 1807
I have received from Mr. Stephen Pleasonton the bond which had been sent to you for the faithful discharge of the Consular duties, return’d for not being in due form. I have executed one agreeable to the form he has sent me, & transmit it by the same vessel in which this is to Mr. Christopher Johnston & Mr. Robert Ferguson for signature, after which they are desired to have it delivered to you.
I now have the honor to inclose you the table of imports & exports, by which you will observe the number of our ships entering & clearing at this port for the last year exceeds that of any preceding.
I took the liberty on a former occasion to suggest to you the propriety of submitting to the President the appointment of a succession to the late Mr. Murray, who was Consul for Glasgow. In the Interim a Mr. James Likly ac⟨ts⟩ for me at Greenock.
I still remain without the laws passed at the session of Congress, which commenced in Decr. 1803. May ⟨I⟩ request the favor of you to have orders given for their being sent me.
Altho’ the crops of wheat have been good, yet the prices continue as P this price current. I have the honor to be with Perfect Respe⟨ct⟩ Sir Your most Obed. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Liverpool.