Department of State, February 7th. 1807.
The enclosed letter from the Collector of Chester, respecting Edward Herren, containing the most satisfactory proof of his being a Citizen, as well as ample means of confirming it further, if necessary to remove the scruples of Capt. Douglass; it is scarcely possible that he should not be discharged. You will therefore be pleased to apply for him through the British Consul at Norfolk. I am &c.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.