Havana 11 July 1807.
I have the honor to transmit Your Excellency, by John Shaw Esquire of ⟨th⟩e Navy, who came into this port a few days past from New Orleans on his Way to Washington; an imperfect Copy of the Arrivals & clearances of American Vessels, since I took charge of the Agency, which commenced on the twenty fift day of March last, and ending the thirtieth ultimo. I beseech You, Sir, to grant me Your indulgence. In a few days I hope to have the power to send Your Excellency a more perfect Copy; and will then write to The Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury, and transmit him also, a statement of the monies received and paid during that period. With the greatest Respect, I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedient Servant,
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Havana.