Department of State, June 18th: 1807.
In answer to your letter on the subject of Mr: West, I have to observe that the President was led by the difficulty of sending a suitable and willing successor, to cause a blank commission to be transmitted to the Governor of the State, with a request that he would fill it up. It will be proper, therefore for Mr: West to communicate with the Governor on the arrangement suggested in your letter. I am &c.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.