NewYork May 23d. 1808.
I have the honor to acquaint you that the ⟨C⟩ollector has fixed upon the Brig Hamlet for the proposed voyage to the ⟨B⟩razils. She is a vessel of 130 tons, and combines, I think, all the most ⟨e⟩ssential qualities required. The price agreed upon I understand is ⟨ ⟩3000, to have 60 lay days in both the ports to which she is destined, and ⟨to⟩ be ready to depart whenever noticed. I have the honor to be, Sir, with very great respect Your Mo. ob. Servt.
Henry Hill Jr.
DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, San Salvador.