22 March 1808.
Mr. Howell has requested me to transmit to ⟨y⟩ou, his answer on the subject of the communication, from the Minister of ⟨P⟩olice, at Paris, to Genl. Armstrong. At the same time, he exhibited to ⟨m⟩e several papers, with a view to support the facts of his narrative; ⟨bu⟩t of these, I do not think myself warranted in saying more, than that ⟨th⟩ey shew him to have had some business in France; that he was employed ⟨i⟩n a pecuniary agency, on his return to America; and that the Passport, ⟨fo⟩r his return, corresponds with his statement. I have the honor to be, with sincere respect and esteem, Sir, Yr. mo. obed Servt.
A. J. Dallas
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.