Dept. of State, Feb: 4th. 1808.
Your letter of the 12th. Ultimo has just been received. The business to which it relates will be attended to by Levitt Harris Esqr. our Consul at Petersberg, on being furnished with documents substantiating the facts, and constituting the merits of the case. I am &c.
(signed) James Madison.
DNA: William Short Papers.