Philadelphia March 20th. 1808
Mr. Dallas has shown me at your request the communication of the french police containing a number of charges against Mr. G. Howell. I have examined also his defence which appear to me fully to refute them. From my long acquaintance with Mr. Howell & from my having had moneyd Transactions with him of importance, where delicacy & good faith were never violated I verily believe the charges are groundless. I have the honor to be Dr. Sir very respectfully Your obed. hum Servt.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.