Danish Island of St. Thomas 21st. July 1807
I had the Honor of receiving (the 17th. ulto ⟨from⟩ Philadelphia), a Duplicate of your Dispatches of the 16th. ⟨ ⟩, relative to my appointment as Consul for this Island, being then on the eve of my departure for this place. I enclosed ⟨ ⟩ Bond required for that purpose, to my Friend, William ⟨T⟩hornton Esquire, requesting him to deliver it in your Office.
I arrived here the 19th. Inst. and shall immediately ⟨at⟩tend to the Instructions, and endeavour to give you from ⟨tim⟩e to time such information, relative to Commercial and other ⟨tra⟩nsactions as may be Interesting to the United States, and ⟨sha⟩ll be particularly happy at all times to render every service in ⟨my⟩ power, for the Interest & Happiness of my Country. I have the Honor to be very respectfully Sir Your Most Obt. Servt.
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, St. Thomas.