Lisbon 11 Aug. 1807
Since my last respects ⟨of⟩ the 4th. Instant nothing worthy of notice has reached here but the articles of peace between France Russia, & Prussia: which as they were conveyed to me under the ⟨s⟩ame cover with the inclosed letter from Mr Erving; I presume they are therein inclosed of course shall not increase the bulk of this letter by sending a ⟨c⟩opy. A report is in circulation to day that a Messenger from the British Govmt. arrived in Paris the 9th: but it appears ⟨to⟩ want confirmation. With entire Respect I have the honor to be Sir yr Mo. Ob. Servt.
DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.